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World Fest

World Fest
Week 6 | Spring Term | Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 6, 2016

Coffee Culture
Monday, May 2 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Outside Red Door Cafe
People around the world have embraced coffee, and the culture of coffee, for centuries.  What fuels coffee’s global popularity?  How does coffee impact local and global economies?  Which coffees do you like best?  Stop by for a coffee taste test, and take the Coffee Culture Quiz for a chance to win a prize.  Featuring Jones Coffee Roasters of Pasadena.  Update:  Review today's Coffee Culture Quiz and find out who won the grand prize.

Born on a Kibbutz
Tuesday, May 3 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library | Lunch provided
Ever wonder what it’s like to grow up on a kibbutz?  Come learn some of the history and evolution of this communal child rearing system in Israeli society, and find out what it was like to be raised on a kibbutz in the 1980s.  Presented by Kim Banaji-Gal.

International Food Fair
Wednesday, May 4 | 4:30 - 6:00 PM | Avery Courtyard | Tickets $5
For just $5, enjoy a taste of the world.  Food provided by over 20 Caltech student clubs.

Beyond Cinco de Mayo: A Journey Through Mexico’s Rich Cultural Heritage
Thursday, May 5 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library | Lunch provided
Experience Mexico’s millennial history, vibrant culture and exquisite foods in ways that reveal a diverse and dynamic country.  Presented by Palas Atenea Policroniades Borraz, Corporate Partnerships Officer with the Office of Technology Transfer and Corporate Partnerships.

Exploring Modern Day South Africa:  Social Inequality & Consequences
Friday, May 6 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library | Lunch provided
Since the end of Apartheid 20 years ago, access to housing, education, and healthcare has become more disparate between socioeconomic classes in South Africa.  Hear lessons learned about cultural awareness and sensitivity from a Caltech student’s two-week study abroad opportunity in Cape Town.  Presented by Halston Lim, recipient of a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship.  Introduction by Eva M. Graham, Ed.D., Director, Underrepresented and Underserved Student Programs and Services, Caltech Center for Diversity.

World Fest celebrates the cultural diversity of our campus community and is brought to you the International Offices and the Caltech Y, in collaboration with international and cultural student clubs.

Special Thanks To:  Argentine Students, Association of Caltech Taiwanese (ACT), Armenian Student Association, Brazilian Students, Caltech C, Caltech International Spouse Club (CISC), Canadian Student Association, Filipino Student Association, French Club, German Students, Korean Students Association, Malaysian Students, Mexican Students, Nigerian Students, Organization of Associated Students from the Indian Subcontinent (OASIS), Peru Student Association, Singapore Student Society, Thai Student Association, Russian Club, Swiss Students, Vietnamese Student Association, and to all our student, staff, and community volunteers.