As part of this year’s learning and teaching theme on “Masks”, the Department of Humanities and the Heritage Studies program will host a Carnival Celebration on Tuesday, February 9, 6:00-9:00, Lower Student Union. The event is planned for Tuesday, February 9th when “Fat Tuesday” is celebrated in New Orleans’ Mardi Grass, the most famous carnival celebration in the United States. Students and faculty will deliver presentations on the origins and history of carnival in countries such as Brazil, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cape Verde, Colombia, Mexico and the United States. Presentations will be followed by a celebration that will include customs, dance, music, ethnic foods and drinks.
This event is being organized by students and faculty in the Department of Humanities, the Heritage Studies program and the student organizations LASO, CVSA and SOCA, and is made possible through a Regis Co-Curricular Grant.