This past Saturday, from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm, UNCG's campus was filled with people coming out to celebrate the many cultures of the world and the many cultures that make up the Greensboro and UNCG communities. The celebration, held every April, promotes cultural awareness and appreciation through music, food, crafts, demonstrations, and most of all, interaction. The two women in the photo are very representative of the many people who participated in UNCG's International Festival. Their beautiful smiles reflect the pride they had in showcasing India. The festival is an opportunity to learn about cultures directly from people of those cultures. There were passports available to get stamped as you visited the booths of nearly 40 countries. And, to the delight of all, the festival is always free.
Thank you UNCG for opening up the event to the entire Greensboro community. Thank you to everyone who took the time to answer questions about religion; to serve food samples; and to interact with the public at large. For the whole afternoon the event felt partly like a world's fair and partly like people just being people, and realizing that we are more alike than we are different. Do we really have to wait twelve months until the next I-Fest?