Blue Ridge Community College Hosts Heritage Week April 15-18
Blue Ridge Community College will host Heritage Week April 15-18, 2013. Heritage Week is a series of events hosted by staff, faculty, and students to promote an awareness of diversity and a greater understanding of global issues.
The week will kick off on Monday, April 15 at 12 p.m. at the Transylvania County Campus in Brevard. The public is welcome to attend and sample international foods prepared by Blue Ridge staff, faculty, and students. The food tasting will be followed at 2 p.m. by the screening and discussion of “My Neighborhood.” This documentary follows the story of a Palestinian teenager growing up in East Jerusalem whose his family is forced to give up part of their home to Israeli settlers, who are leading a campaign of court-sanctioned evictions to guarantee Jewish control of the area.
“My Neighborhood” will be also presented on the Henderson County Campus at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 in the Thomas Auditorium.
A sampling of international foods will also be presented at the Henderson County Campus on Wednesday, April 17 at 2 p.m. in the Student Center.
The week’s celebration will culminate on Thursday, April 18 at the Henderson County Campus when UNC faculty and author Paul Cuadros will discuss his book A Home on the Field, a story of a high school soccer team and its accidental coach who became certain heroes in a small North Carolina town. Caudros’ presentation will be held at 1 p.m. in the Thomas Auditorium in the Sink Building.