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Mexico is featured during Berks Unity Day

Mexico is the featured country during this year's Unity Day celebration at Penn State Berks. An annual Penn State event that helps bring students, faculty, staff, and the community together to celebrate diversity through various activities, Unity Day will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Most of the day’s activities will be held in front of the Perkins Student Center, weather permitting. All Unity Day activities are free and open to the public.

The official opening of the day’s celebration will be held at 1 p.m. when the International Klub (INK), a student organization, will display 50 international flags from different countries. INK plans to have students, faculty, and staff stand in formation in the shape of one flag, holding the various international flags.

Other activities include the Latino Unity Club will be making pinatas, and participants will be able to write on the Unity Day graffiti cloth, make their own global key chain, and complete a “Where In the World are You From?” activity.  Mexican refreshments will be available and live music will be playing throughout the festivities.

That evening, there will be a bilingual singer in Tully's from 5-7 p.m. Tully's will offer a Mexican menu and Mexican-themed decorations, and there will be pinata breaking and refreshments outside of Perkins from 5:00-6:30pm.

For more information on Unity Day activities, contact Karen Kihurani, Coordinator of Multicultural Programs, at 610-396-6080, or via e-mail at KEK5@psu.edu.

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