Diversity in Culture Festival

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 9:30am
image of flyer for the Diversity in Culture Festival at Ventura College

The Diversity & Culture Festival is Free two-day Public Event on Wed & Thurs, April 12-13, 2017 from 9:30am - 5:30 pm. Presentations & entertainment are scheduled through the day at various campus locations. The Festival will feature speakers, performances, food, education, entertainment and a market place. Stay tuned as more events and performances are added. The Ventura College Diversity in Culture Task Force is committed to recognize, celebrate, and promote awareness and appreciation of the value of diversity at our college and in our community. See below for information on our Student Art Contest.

Festival Highlights:

  • Richard Blanco, Poet
  • “The Mayan Calendar: Why the World Didn’t End in 2012”, A Presentation by Dr. Maline Werness-Rude, Art History Professor
  • “Migrant Stories, Who Are We and Where We Came From”, VC Students Share Inspirational Stories of Their Families, Moderated by Sonia Chumber, English Instructor
  • LGBT Panel, Moderated by Heather Aguailar, English Instructor
  • LGBTQ Discussion & Workshop with Dri Juarez
  • Science Demo by Kristin Clark, Chemistry Instructor
  • Sade Champagne, Musician & Inspirational Speaker\
  • “Defining Your Identity”, Understanding the Ancient Sun Stone of the Aztec Calendar with Jaime Vega
  • Ballet Folklorico Performance
  • Ceramics Demo & Sale
  • NAMI
  • Aztec Dancers
  • Student Art Contest $200 PRIZE and Your Artwork Featured on Next Year's Poster
    Artwork must reflect the theme, "One World, One People, One Campus".  Artwork can be in any medium! Submission must be in a digital format with your file set up to 24"x36" at 300 ppi with files no larger than 10mb.Email your submission to vcartgallery@vcccd.edu Deadline to Submit Artwork is March 30, 2017