Talking Culture

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Jashn'19 India night
April 5, 7pm-11pm
JC Dewberry Hall
Sponsored by: Indian Graduate Student Association

Experience the Indian culture with a slight touch of authentic Indian food and brace your moves with lighting Bollywood music.

4th Annual Original Dreamers Dinner
April 6, 6pm-9pm
JC Bistro
Sponsored by: Mason DREAMers

Our 4th annual Original Dreamers Dinner is an evening dedicated to appreciating the “Original Dreamers” – our parents, guardians, mentors or community allies. These are the individuals who have dedicated themselves to helping us navigate through higher education, as well as life. They are the original leaders in our fight for a better tomorrow. They are the ones who give us infinite strength, hope, and support.

Philippine Culture Night 2019
April 6, 7pm – 11pm
HUB Ballroom
Sponsored by: Filipino Cultural Association

Each spring semester, GMU FCA produces a show that highlights important issues in the Philippines and in the Filipino-American society. We incorporate modern and traditional cultural dances, Filipino culture, and GMU FCA’s three pillars: Culture, Diversity, and Family.

Highly Skilled Immigrants in U.S. Universities
April 8, 4pm – 5:30pm
JC George's
Sponsored by: Institute for Immigration Research

International students, faculty, and staff are important members of university communities in the United States. This colloquium will explore the academic and economic contributions they make, as well as the immigration processes and challenges they face in order to remain in the U.S.

Talking Travel
April 9, 5pm – 7pm
Mason Global Center lobby
Sponsored by: GEO, INTO Mason

Interested in studying or traveling abroad one day? Join us to talk about your travel dreams, meet other international and domestic students, and learn firsthand tips for cross-cultural success! Practice basic phrases in a new language, make new friends, and get firsthand advice about specific places to visit, what to pack, and what to expect when traveling to your destination of choice. Free food and drinks will be provided. RSVP here: 2HBgJb8

BaFa' BaFa' Cultural Simulation
April 10, 12pm – 2:30pm
HUB VIP Room 5
Sponsored by: OIPS, INTO Mason

In BaFa’ BaFa’ participants come to understand the powerful effects that culture plays in every person’s life. This cultural simulation will help participants prepare for living and working in another culture or learn how to work with people from other departments, disciplines, genders, races, and ages. BaFa’ BaFa’ shakes participants out of thinking in stereotypes. Are you ready?

Polyglot Performances 2019
April 10, 12:30pm – 5pm
JC Cinema
Sponsored by: Modern and Classical Languages

Language students perform skits using music, theater, and poetry.

Discover Islam: Opening Banquet
April 12, 6:30pm – 10pm
HUB Ballroom
Sponsored by: Mason Muslim Affairs Council

Kickoff Islam Awareness Week with our opening banquet featuring world-renowned speakers and an introduction to this year's theme. Join us for food and learn more about the rest of the events we have planned for the week.