GTCC Celebrates International Week
Photos by Angel Rhoades
International Week has returned to GTCC. Presented by the Global Education and Literacy Committee, International Week features music, dance, food, and more representing cultures from around the world.
The International Students Association kicked off the weeklong celebration yesterday with an opening ceremony in the Sears Applied Technology (AT) building on the Jamestown campus. International flags will be displayed in both the AT and Medlin Campus Center (first floor) buildings.
The celebration continues today with international coffees and teas (while supplies last) in the Jamestown, Greensboro, and High Point campus bookstores.
Tomorrow, the Jamestown campus will host Dr. Diya Abdo. The Lincoln Financial Professor in English and Creative Writing at Guilford College, Abdo is also the founder of Every Campus a Refugee, an organization that supports refugee resettlement in the United States. She will discuss her essay, "On Food and Other Weapons," which appears in The Carolina Table. Catch her reading in person at noon in the Koury Auditorium or watch the livestream here.
Also tomorrow, the GTCC Culinary Department and Food Truck Club will serve up international food samples in the parking lot behind Medlin from 11 to 12:30.
Thursday's events include a Salsa Dancing Tutorial (courtesy of the High Point Middle College) at 3 p.m. in H4 203 on the High Point campus as well as a screening of the documentary Honeyland at noon in the AT auditorium. The film shows the efforts of one of Europe's last wild beekeepers to preserve her way of life.
Finally, Prof. Victoria Rovine, Director of the African Studies Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, will present "African Textiles: From Clothing to Contemporary Art" at noon on Friday in the AT auditorium.