"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
SAN DIEGO– Escondido Public Library will hold the first event in The Cultural Fair Series, three afternoon programs that will explore the culture and history of recent immigrants to the city with Ukraine Culture and Art, Saturday, September 16, from 2 to 4:30 pm. The event, organized in partnership with the House of Ukraine in San Diego’s Balboa Park, will include a Bandura performance (a traditional Ukrainian music instrument), a lecture about Ukrainian culture and history, an art workshop and art show featuring works by local Ukrainian artists, and opportunities to sample favorite Ukrainian foods.
The Cultural Fair Series
Ukraine Culture and Art: Saturday, September 16, 2:00 – 4:30 pm.
Afghan Culture and Art: Saturday, November 18, 2:00 – 4:30 pm.
Yalda, Persian Winter Solstice Celebrations: Thursday, December 7, 5:30 – 7:00 pm.
All the programs will be held in the Turrentine Room at Escondido Public Library.
For more information, contact Project Director Azar Katouzian at Azar.Katouzian@escondidolibrary.org.
Image: Ukrainian jam by Olia Gozha on UnSplash.
This project is supported by the Library Innovation Lab.