International Celebration Week

UA Little Rock celebrates the 2017 International Celebration Week filled with music, food, education, and fun designed to increase awareness of national cultures and ways to improve interactions from November 13-17. Discover the multicultural population of UA Little Rock and learn how you can experience culture abroad!

Letters of Hope Event for Syria

Monday, November 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Ledbetter A and B

On Monday, November 13, UA Little Rock will host a Letters of Hope event for Syria.There are so many of us who care for the Syrian people and wish to do something, anything, to relieve their suffering. What we can do is show our love and humanity by writing a letter of hope. Our words are a powerful symbol to Syrians that the rest of the world has not forgotten them. Arkansas-based representatives of the Syrian Emergency Task Force will provide information about the crisis in Syria. The event will take place in the DSC in the Ledbetter rooms A and B from 10:00am to 2:00 pm. There will be tables set up with letter writing materials. There will  be snacks and refreshments provided to those who participate.

International Celebration Day

Tuesday, November 14 from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in DSC Ledbetter Room A, B, and C

On Tuesday, November 15, UA Little Rock will celebrate the diversity of world cultures represented on campus. The event, which will occur in DSC rooms A, B, and C from 10:30am to 1:00pm, will feature interactive displays, posters, music, and food. UA Little Rock Intercultural Communication students will present educational posters on communicating across cultures. Various student groups will share their music and dances throughout the day. Representatives from dozens of campus and student organizations representing over 20 national cultures will distribute information and discuss career and volunteer opportunities throughout the world. In addition, the UA Little Rock Programs Abroad Office will be present to provide information about study abroad programs and other international opportunities.

Want to share your culture? Sign up to represent your home country!

DACA Panel Discussion

Wednesday, November 15 from noon to 1 p.m. in Ledbetter A

The status of so-called Dreamers, young people who were brought to, or came to, the United States as children without immigration documents has gotten significant attention as the future of the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program is in question. Panelists will discuss the history of immigration in the US, the situation of Dreamers, the nature of DACA, and the politics surrounding proposals to change or eliminate the program. The panel will take place Wednesday, November 15, from 12-1 in Ledbetter A.

International Thanksgiving Dinner

Wednesday, November 15 from 5 to 9 p.m. in DSC Ledbetter A, B, and C

International and American friends join together to celebrate this American cultural holiday of Thanksgiving. Seating is open to the community – Stop by the Office of Campus Life (DSC 216) to reserve your tickets.

Interfaith Dialog Lunches

Thursday,, November 16 from noon – 1:30 p.m. in the Leadership Lounge

Come take part in an opportunity for students to get better acquainted with the faith and worldview of other students: Thursday, November 16th from 12:00pm to 1:30 p.m. The event will be located in the DSC 205 G (Leadership Lounge). This event is sponsored by the Chancellor’s Leadership Corp and hosted by the Department of Applied Communication. Sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/lYue0obQigxPrdBD2

For more information on International Celebration Week, sponsored by the Office of Campus Life, contact Jenny Dodson, Director of the Office of Campus Life at jmdodson@ualr.edu or 501.569.3308; Dr. Gerald Driskill at the Department of Applied Communication, at UALR, 569.3158 or gwdriskill@ualr.edu.