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September 11, 2018 - King’s College’s eighth annual Diversity Festival will kick-off with a Spanish Fiesta and will include free film screenings and several international cultural offerings.  The events will be held in September and October on the College’s campus.

The festival opens with a celebration of Latin American heritage during the Spanish Fiesta from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Monarch Court, on the center of the campus. Local vendors will be on hand to sell authentic foods as part of a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The first-floor lobby of the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, located between N. Main and N. Franklin streets, will serve as a rain location.

Screenings of the films “Black Panther” will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26, and “McFarland USA” on Wednesday, October 3, in the Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, on North River Street.   Both screenings begin at 7 p.m.

In addition to the film screenings, the Diversity Festival features “The Ultimate Flag Challenge,” which includes games and prizes based on knowledge of national flags. The event will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday, September 27, in the Campus Center. 

The festival will conclude with an “Around the World” event at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, in the lobby of the first floor of the Campus Center.  Information tables will be set up representing various countries and food dishes representing the countries will also be available.

King’s Eighth Annual Diversity Festival is co-sponsored by Multicultural and International Student Programs Office and the McGowan Hispanic Outreach Program. For more information, contact Reyna Logsdon, Director, McGowan Hispanic Outreach Program, at (570) 208-8021 or Jasmine L Giddings, Director of Multicultural and International Student Programs at (570)208-5898.