Viewing 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.

GMU FCA's 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 culture dances, Filipino culture, and GMU FCA’s three pillars: Culture, Diversity, and Family.

Taste of Nepal 2019
April 7, 5pm – 8pm
HUB Ballroom
Sponsored by: Nepalese Student Association

Nepalese Student Association organized event in order to showcase and spread Nepalese culture to the general audience. In order to spread awareness of the Nepalese culture this night will be filled with cultural music, dance performances as well as a fashion show/skit. Each performance will showcase the diverse culture of Nepal and how the culture has changed over time. Our theme this year deals with the generational gap between Nepali immigrant parents and millennials raised in America today. Since our theme deals with the generation gap the fashion show will show case how the fashion has developed and changed over time.

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.

Israeli Movie night
April 8, 7pm – 9pm
JC Cinema
Sponsored by: Mason Hillel

We will watch a movie that was made in Israel and talk about the Israeli society.

iWeek Parade
April 9, 12pm – 1pm
Sub 1 – JC Dewberry Hall
Sponsored by: OIPS & Student Involvement

Show your Mason Spirit by joining in the Mason iWeek Parade! ALL members of the Mason community - students, faculty, and staff - are welcome to participate! Please consider displaying a flag, carrying an artifact, or wearing attire that represents your nationality, ethnicity, heritage, student organization, sorority or fraternity, residence hall, or other affiliation. This is a ceremony to showcase your country flags, cultural attire, and on-campus involvement at Mason. We will end the ceremony with a group dance and announcements of all of the represented groups in attendance. A light reception will follow. Click here to register.

Chinese Film Night: Monster Hunt
April 9, 5pm – 8pm
Fenwick 1014A/B
Sponsored by: University Libraries, Confucius Institute at Mason

The University Libraries and Confucius Institute invite the Mason community to Chinese Film Night, with discussion following. Chinese food and tea will be served. Join us at Fenwick Library, 1014A/B!
(Note: While we will do our best to accommodate a variety of food options, outside food is welcome for those concerned about food restrictions.)

Polyglot Performances 2019
April 10, 1pm – 5pm
JC Cinema
Sponsored by: Modern and Classical Languages

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

Chinese movie Club: Postmen in the Mountains part 1
April 11, 2pm – 3:30pm
CI Mason Reading Room: East Building Room 129
Sponsored by: Confucius Institute at MasonI

Watch Chinese films every Thursday afternoon at Confucius Institute at Mason in East Building, Room 129. All films have English subtitles and movie discussions are in English.

Africa Night - Flight 54: Our Journey Home
April 12, 6pm – 8pm
Dewberry Hall
Sponsored by: African Student Association

Africa Night is a cultural night filled with various performances that highlight Africa's beauty through fashion, dance, and music. We invite Mason's community to be a part of our annual African showcase.

Africa Night - Final Destination
April 12, 9pm – 1am
Dewberry Hall
Sponsored by: African Student Association

The Africa Night after party will provide a safe space for students to continue a night of fun following our cultural night.

Global Prom
April 13, 7pm-11pm
The Ridge
Sponsored by: International Friendship Connection

Global Prom is coming back to Mason! Grab your suit and tie, wear your most beautiful gown, because we are having an American style prom - in college! There will be FREE food, music, photo booth, and, of course, a dance floor! Plus, the best part will be picking the prom king and queen! Come out, celebrate, and enjoy a night in the city with your friends at this formal event.

1,001 Nights
April 13, 6pm – 10pm
HUB Ballroom
Sponsored by: Arab Student Association, Arabic Culture and Language Club, Kurdish Student Association, Persian Club, and Saudi Student Organization

1,001 Nights is one of the first big collaborations with many organizations coming together to celebrate Middle Eastern and North African culture and traditions. It will be a night of food, music, performances, and will celebrate the rich diversity within the region. We welcome all Patriots to join us in the Hub Ballroom for festivities.

International Movie Night: Crazy Rich Asians
April 13, 7pm – 9pm
JC Cinema
Sponsored by: Patriot Activities Council

Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. She's also surprised to learn that Nick's family is extremely wealthy and he's considered one of the country's most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse -- Nick's disapproving mother.