Student Life is hosting the 13th annual Multicultural Fest Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside A. Lincoln Commons on the Springfield campus. LLCC Outreach Centers in Beardstown, Jacksonville, Taylorville and Litchfield will also have events.
The annual Multicultural Fest showcases various cultures with entertainment and cultural exhibits. Exhibitors participating include Sol Peru, Springfield Baha’i Center, Sokol Polish Folk Dancers, LLCC Student Government Association, LLCC Hablamos, Logger Activities Board and more.
DJ Yinka will provide music from various regions of the world such as Latin America, Asia and Africa. Local restaurants offering ethnic food samples from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. include Clay’s Popeye’s Bar-B-Q, Flavor of India, Hunan Chinese Restaurant, Omar’s Latin Fusion Cuisine, Palermo’s Sicilian Cucina and Kingsway African and Caribbean Cuisine.
In addition to the festivities taking place on the Springfield campus, LLCC Outreach Centers will also host celebrations with the following activities:
LLCC-Beardstown – Wednesday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Entertainment includes an African drum presentation and dance. The event also includes a native dress fashion show. Cultural food served will include African, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic, Irish and Italian cuisines. LLCC students will provide instruction on cultural arts and crafts and henna art hand painting.
LLCC-Jacksonville – Thursday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Entertainment and a presentation on the history of jazz and blues is being provided by Robert Sampson, jazz and blues musician. LLCC students will provide instruction on cultural arts and crafts and henna art hand painting. Ethnic food served will include Chinese, Indian, Irish, Italian and French cuisines.
LLCC-Taylorville – Thursday, Oct. 6, 12-1 p.m. – Entertainment includes DJ Yinka who will showcase music from around the world. Students will participate in cultural arts and crafts, and foods from various cultures will be served.
LLCC-Litchfield – Thursday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – A henna artist will provide henna painting. Students will participate in cultural arts and crafts, and food from various cultures will be served
Multicultural Fest is sponsored by the LLCC Student Life Office.