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Asian Awareness Group Dinner Celebrates Year of the Snake

The Year of the Snake slides in with a celebration at Albion College Thursday, February 7, at 6 p.m. in the College's Kellogg Center.

Along with dinner, the event will feature lion dancers, a craft, lucky-draw surprises, and other entertainment.

Advance tickets for the dinner are only $3. For reservations or more information, contact AAG member Georgiana Inggrid at , or the Office of Intercultural Affairs, 517/629-0501.

Albion Celebrates Black History Month

With numerous events designed to inspire and inform, Albion College celebrates Black History Month. unless otherwise specified, these events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Erika Buckley in the Office of Intercultural Affairs, or 517/629-0501.

Albion College Welcomes All to Kwanzaa

Albion College celebrates Kwanzaa with Black Student Alliance (BSA), Sunday, November 18, at 3 p.m. in the Kellogg Center. African and American cuisine and entertainment will be featured along with a Kwanzaa ceremony.

Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration of cultural reaffirmation, established nearly 50 years ago. Kwanzaa, which means "first fruits of the harvest" in Swahili, is a spiritual, festive and joyous celebration of the oneness and goodness of life, which claims no ties to any religion. It’s celebrated for seven days, and has seven guiding principles, Umoja (unity), Kujichagulia (self-determination), Ujima (collective work and responsibility), Ujamaa (cooperative economics) , Nia (purpose(, Kuumba (creativity), and last but not least Imani (faith).

The tickets are $3 in advance and $4 at the door. For more or to reserve tickets, contact BSA member Darrian Hollonquest at or the Office of Intercultural Affairs, 517/629-0492.

African-Caribbean Student Union Hosts Step Show

The art and excitement of step comes to Albion, as the Albion College African-Caribbean Student Union (ACSU) brings its Fall 2012 Step Show on Thursday, November 15, at 7 p.m. in the College's Kellogg Center.

The show will feature the Chicago-based Tamboula Dance Company, a professional group that blends traditional Afro-Haitian dances with ballet, jazz and street dance styles. Other performers include student groups from Albion College, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan-Flint.

This show is free and open to the public. For more information, contact ACSU member Cheyenne Brown at , or the Office of Intercultural Affairs at 517/629-0501. Visit the Tamboula Web site at http://www.tambouethnic.com.

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