Oklahoma goes Haitian at Global

Jennifer Byrd, Volunteer Writer 

Oklahoma goes Haitian at Global

Global Oklahoma, A Festival of Cultures, will celebrate diversity in the Campus Mall from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help make this year’s event successful. Many opportunities are available and it’s easy to sign up. Go to rose.edu/globaloklahoma, click on the Volunteer Entry Form link at the bottom of the page and type “glohaiti” in the password box.

The entry form lists a variety of available positions and times to volunteer. Some areas in need of service include Exhibits, Stage Aides, Food Service, Sand Castle Building, the Information Tent, the Youth Scavenger Hunt, and tear down after the event.

Most volunteer positions are Saturday, Oct. 6, but if you are busy during the weekend you can sign up to help with setting up decorations from 3-5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5.

The Festival of Cultures

Global Oklahoma promotes acceptance and appreciation of the world’s varied cultures through entertainment and education. The festival includes live music, exhibits, food, and art from around the globe.

This year the Global Oklahoma featured country is Haiti.

“One of the primary reasons we wanted to feature Haiti this year is due to the hardships that have occurred there,” Lisa Price, Festival Chairperson said. “We want to offer the opportunity at the festival this year for approved relief organizations and projects to come to the festival and generate support and raise awareness for what they are doing in Haiti.”

More than 20 countries and cultures will be represented at the festival. Live entertainment will be featured on four stages and there will be plenty of food vendors to keep your belly full and your thirst quenched.

Nationally recognized mask maker Patrick Riley will be on hand to host the mask making station and OBU Professor Dr. Tony Litherland will facilitate sandcastle building lessons. The always-popular Children’s Tent will provide a variety of creative activities geared toward small children.

The Parade of Nations kicks off the festivities at 10 a.m. Admission and parking are free, so bring the whole family and celebrate diversity.

Pay a visit to Global Oklahoma’s Facebook Page! 

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