Native American Awareness Celebration

CVCC Native American Awareness CelebrationCatawba Valley Community College Office of Multicultural Affairs and BB&T invite the community to attend its Native American Awareness Celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thurs. Nov. 7 in the CVCC Student Center.

The second in the five-part Multicultural Series celebrating diversity on our campus and in our community, the Native American Awareness Celebration will feature speakers Kristine Carpenter, Catawba Nation; Barbara Locklear, Lumbee Nation; Richard Tucker, Mohawk Nation; and Curtis Wildcatt, Eastern Band Cherokee Nation along with John Kreb of the Joara Foundation of Archaeologist and January Costa of the Lincoln County Archaeologist.

The CVCC Drama Play Production class will present “The Legend of Blowing Rock” written and directed by CVCC Drama instructor Kim Stinson. Kristine Carpenter will present a native dance and drumming presentation with Barbara Locklear giving a storytelling and historical presentation.

The five-part series encourages students, staff, faculty and the community to celebrate and become more aware of a wide variety of cultures, our differences and what we share in common.

Upcoming Events:

December 5                 Hmong New Year Celebration

February 25                 Black History Month Celebration

April 3                           International Day of Understanding

In addition to the Office of Multicultural Affairs, BB&T and a number of CVCC groups, including, Rotaract, Student Government Association, and the Minority Males on the Move present the celebration.

For more information about the Multicultural series, contact CVCC’s Office of Multicultural Affairs at 828-327-7000, ext. 4578.

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