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|International Fair Focuses on Stereotypes -- STORY AND PHOTOS HERE
|An annual festival on the Knox College campus has again drawn a good crowd, but also this year has brought an important message.
The annual Knox College International Fair was Saturday. And beyond food from several dozen countries, a parade of flags representing an estimated 40 countries, and country-specific entertainment, there also was a theme: Knocking Down Stereotypes.
Cathy Walters is director of International Student Advisement at Knox, and tells WGIL given recent events, that theme has become especially important.
"Some of the seniors said 'you know, I want to get some information out before I leave,'" Walters said. "With the hijacking attempt, with things going on in Haiti, with things going on around the world, people say 'What's the truth? What's not true?' And the students are saying 'This is who we are. This is what we care about. We're people that want to know you. We want you to know us.'"
Kusum Hachhethu is a Knox College student from Nepal, and tells WGIL she has a favorite part of the festival for good reason.
"I really like the performances," Hachhethu said. "People have so much fun. They enjoy it so much. And to look at those people enjoying it, it's so much fun."
Walters says for the first time, participants in this year's International Fair also got to take part in a sport many likely heard about but never knew much about -- cricket.
This was the 29th year for the Knox College International Fair.
Pictures from the 29th Knox College International Fair:
(WGIL News Story and Photos by Will Stevenson.)
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