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33rd Annual International Festival

Identity Within a Global Citizenry


NYC Bus Trip to Natural History Exhibit on Cuba


International Festival Luncheon

“Philadelphia as a Sanctuary City: Immigration and Legal Considerations.”

Keynote: Mr. Soli Tulante, City Solicitor for Philadelphia
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Great Hall, S2-19

Sozi Pedro Tulante, Esq.

Sozi Pedro Tulante, Esq.

Mr. Sozi Pedro Tulante is the City Solicitor and chief legal officer for the City of Philadelphia. Before joining the City, he spent five years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia, was a partner a Philadelphia law firm, and clerked for the United States District Court of Massachusetts.

He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2001, and received his A.B. in 1997, cum laude, from Harvard College. He is a proud graduate of Philadelphia’s public schools, including Northeast High School.

Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, he came to Philadelphia as a political refugee in 1983 with his family and learned English in Philadelphia public schools. He has written about his experience growing up as a refugee in North Philadelphia.

RSVP online in the Colonial Community

Professors wishing to bring their class can RSVP by calling Student Life extension 8164.

New Vision Magazine launch

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Great Hall, S2-19

Reception, Tanzania study abroad students, faculty, and all those interested

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Great Hall, S2-19 Section C

Lecture on Tanzania

6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Great Hall, S2-19

Prof. Richard Mshomba, Professor of Economics, LaSalle University


Talk on Middle East Issues

11:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. S2-03 (TBA)

Fair Trade Chocolate and the Need to End Forced Child Labor in the International Chocolate Industry

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. C2-28


Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Taste the World Event

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pavilion 2nd Floor

South Asian Dance Performance

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. BG-20

Japan Fishermen’s Dance and Cultural Explanations

12:40 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. BG-20

International Festival Cultural Show

1:50 a.m. - 2:50 a.m. BG-20


Benefits of Study Abroad Programs - Panel discussion

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Great Hall, S2-19

Diane Freedman Memorial Speaker

Dr. Frank Chance - Gates to Shikoku: Personal Experience and Religious Traditions of the Eighty-Eight Temple Pilgrimage

11:20 a.m. - 12:50 p.m., S2-03


Benjamin Franklin Parkway/Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul – The Work of Immigrant Architects

Walking Tour with Michael Stern

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Meet outside of CBI Building

Social Activist Hip Hop Duo Obsesion from Cuba

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Great Hall, S2-19

Obsesion—Women’s Rights and Social Concerns in Cuba: Talk and Discussion

12:40 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. S2-19 Great Hall


The issue of Race in the Cuban Spanish-American and Cuban

Independence Wars: Jose Marti/ Antonio Maceo/ Juan Gualberto Gómez Prof. Enrique Sacerio-Gari,
10:20 a.m. -11:20 a.m. Room TBA

Transforming Economic and Cultural Policies of Cuba in the 21st Century: From the ideology of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to New Outlooks.

11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Room TBA

Prof. Enrique Sacerio-Gari

Faculty Discussion and Lunch with Prof. Sacerio-Gari

12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Room TBA


Italian Colonialism and its Legacies in the Horn of Africa (to focus on the Fascist era in Somalia and Ethiopia)

Professor Lee Cassinelli. A consideration of why Mussolini invaded Africa in the 1920’s to 1940’s and how this era helps to understand aspects of the Middle East and East Africa today. Part II of a two-part series on Trans-Re sponsored by the Middle East Center, University of Pennsylvania 8:00-9:30 AM Winnet  Coffeehouse, S1-22