April 18, 2002
Taste the world at CSUS
Experience the tastes, sights and sounds
of different cultures at the fifth annual "Taste the
World Festival" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April
30 at California State University, Sacramento. The event takes
place at Serna Plaza, near the University Union.
"Taste the World" provides campus cultural and religious
organizations a chance to share their traditions through cuisine,
performances, speakers and informational displays.
"This is an opportunity to have so many different cultures
in one place with one common goal: to promote unity,"
says Jerry Blake, the coordinator of the event. "This
is a chance for anyone who is interested to become culturally
The University is home to more than 50 student cultural and
religious groups including Movimiento Estudiantial Chicano
de Aztlan, the Lao Student Association, the Native American
Indian Alliance, the Italian Club, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship,
Hillel Jewish Student Union and the Muslim Student Association.
Food booths will be set up at the event throughout Serna Plaza
and prices will vary. Free entertainment will include live
music, dance and poetry readings.
"Taste the World" began in the CSUS residence halls
when an international student with culinary interests organized
a dinner for all the international students in the hall to
share their foods and cultures.
Steven Baissa, the hall director, enlarged the concept a year
later as a venue to share cultural concepts, clothing, performances
and ideas with the community.
For more information regarding the upcoming event or student
groups call (916) 278-6595.
Media assistance is available at the CSUS public affairs office
at (916) 278-6156.
For further information, send an e-mail
public affairs at (916) 278-6156. For ticketed events, call
the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323.
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