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WorldFest offers multicultural campus events

Nontombi Naomi Tutu, daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife Nomalizo, will deliver the address “Striving for Justice, Searching for Common Ground” as part of UTC’s WorldFest, presented by UTC’s International Student Organization.

Naomi Tutu expresses the belief that there is still much to do to eradicate the legacy of three centuries of racial oppression in South Africa. She founded and was the chairperson of the Tutu Foundation, which supported South African refugees in African countries with scholarships. The goal was for refugees to learn skills that would make them self-supporting while in exile, as well as to prepare them for constructive roles in the free South Africa.

Tutu, born in Kurgersdorp, South Africa, holds a BA in Economics and French from Berea College, in Berea, KY and an MA in International Economic Development at the University of Kentucky. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Universal College of Ogun State, Nigeria in 1985.

Upon completing her MA, Tutu served as a Consulting Associate for Equator Advisory Services Ltd, private consulting firm in sub-Saharan Africa. She has taught courses on development, gender, and education in Africa and in universities in the United States, including the University of Hartford and Brevard College in North Carolina.

UTC’s WorldFest celebration, “Bringing Culture to Your World,”brings a week’s worth of activities to campus (see the events listed below).

UTC’s WorldFest

“Bringing Culture to Your World”
April 3-7

Presented by UTC’s International Student Organization
For more information about the following events visit our website

Cultural Booths will be set up all week long from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Vine street in front of the University Center (rain location: UC lobby) where you can learn about the different countries represented by UTC's international students. In addition, Aramark will be featuring international food recipes provided by UTC international students in the University Center dining hall all week.

See the list below for more special activities offered throughout the week of WorldFest.

MONDAY, April 3
6:30 p.m.
“Preserving Your Culture”
Dr. Pedro Campa, Professor, UTC Foreign Language Department, University Center Auditorium

7:30 p.m. International Movie, Sango Malo, Made in Cameroon, Brock Hall 201

TUESDAY, April 4
12:00 p.m.
Study Abroad Showcase, UTC Office of International Programs,

University Center’s Lookout Mountain Room
Hear about UTC students’ adventures abroad and find out about study abroad opportunities.

8:00 p.m.
International Movie, The Blue Eyes of Yonta
, Made in Guinea, Brock Hall 201

5:00-8:00 p.m.
Soccer Tournament
, Arena Field (across from McKenzie Arena)

10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cultural Booths at ACE’s SpringFest,
Vine Street near University Center

7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Naomi Tutu, "Striving for Justice, Searching for Common Ground",

EMCS 230, Benwood Auditorium

FRIDAY, April 7
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Documentaries: Invisible Children
and Free the Slaves,
University Center’s Raccoon Mountain Room
Films address current day slavery in the U.S. and around the world.

7:00-10:30 p.m.
Salsa Night (salsa dance instruction)/International Music Night,

University Center’s Tennessee Room

8:00-9:30 p.m.
Symphonic Band Concert,
Roland Hayes Auditorium, UTC Fine Arts Center
Presented by UTC’s Music Department & features Japanese music.

7:00 p.m.
International Fashion Show & Dance Performance,
University Center’s Tennessee Room

March 24, 2006

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