Thursday, June 19, 2008

Asian Youth Cultural Festival

The inaugural UNESCO Asian Youth Cultural Festival

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 pm

Theme: Fair Trade

- at Chosun University Middle School from 9am,
- at Geumnam-no Peace Park from 1pm
- and at GIC from 2.30pm

Gwangju International Center (GIC) is hosting
the first UNESCO Asian Youth Cultural Festival on June 28th.

This event is being organized as a part of the 2nd UNESCO Asian Youth Forum (at Chosun University, June 26th - 30th)
to help cultivate and support a substantial Asian youth community network.

We are looking for harmony and unity among all youth in Gwangju
overcoming lingual, cultural or other barriers through activities
including campaigns, talks, performances and a cricket competition
for people from diverse and differing cultural backgrounds.

This will be a unique opportunity for all youth to share their knowledge and thoughts on Asia.

Please come and enjoy it all!

The schedule:

9:00 - 12:00 "Fair Trade" parade & performance
from Chosun University to Geumnam-no Peace Park

9:00 - 13:00 Cricket Competition
At Chosun middle school
Sports exchange through learning and competing
- a mixed teams social cricket game at Chosun middle school

13:00 - 17:00 Asian Food Festival
Students' communities from Bangladesh, China, India, Korea, Mongolia, Nepal, and Vietnam selling their own traditional cuisine

14:30 - 19:00 Talking About Asia
(at the Gwangju International Center)
'Case Reports: Regional Youth Community Work in Asia'
- by
participants from the second UNESCO Asian Forum

14:00 - 19:00 Asian Market
- Art experiences with local artists (Chalk/ Book/ Folk Art)
- Making group-collaboration art
- Fair trade stall, with information and products provided by Fairtrade Korea Cooperation
- see:

[* English speaking volunteers needed for this stall.
If you know a bit about fair trade products and/or issues,
and can spare some time within these hours,
then please see the details below to contact Jiyeon at GIC.]

16:30 - 21:30 Performance
Peace through performance:
A cappella, Fork, Fusion music, Samulnori, Mongolian band

(062) 226 - 1050 / 2734