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Indian women dancing at the Global Crossroads Multicultural festival

Global Crossroads Multicultural Festival

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Global Crossroads is a multicultural festival that celebrates food, music, education and culture from all over the globe. This free day-long festival in New Harmony, Indiana will highlight the diverse cultures that make up southwest Indiana. Celebrate inclusiveness from southern Indiana and beyond and join us on October 27, 2018 at the Ribeyre Center, 603 Main Street, New Harmony, IN 47631.

2017 Vendors

We welcomed a variety of local vendors as this event celebrates inclusiveness in our community. In addition to our local vendors, twelve USI student groups, representing Korea, France, the Phillipines, Vietnam, China and Bolivia, as well as multiple Hispanic and African cultures, shared their cultures with festival attendees.

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  • Welcome to our 2017 vendors:

    Chef Bruce Li

    Chef Bruce Li's food truck offers Japanese hibachi, teriyaki and Korean rice bowls with your choice of meats and a few appetizers to round out your meal.
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    Brianna Peckenpaugh

    Brianna is a USI student majoring in Health Administration. She will be making crepes to let the community experience French culture.
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    Hope Peckenpaugh

    Hope is a graduate student at USI. At the age of 11, she was adopted by an American family. Food is an important part of her Chinese culture. She will be making Chinese food.
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    Irene Casuela Villanueva

    Irene is a Junior at USI and Nezza is a USI alum. They are both from the Philippines will make delicious Filipino food.
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    Jerrica Magill

    Jerrica is a senior at USI and will make yummy Korean food. 
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    Lorena Baquerizo

    Lorena will be making empanadas, a very famous latin snack. This popular among Latin America food item is made of meat, pork, sasauge or chicken.
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    Bridges of Hope Fair Trade

    Bridges of Hope provides dignity and independence to artisans around the world. Fair trade items include metal ware made from oil drums from Haiti, market baskets from Ghana, Africa, jewelry made in Guatemala, Peru, South Africa and Ecuador, greeting cards made from handmade paper from Kenya and more.
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    Uncharted International

    Uncharted International offers a variety of fair trade items that were hand made by adult orphans from Myanmar. Products include blankets, purses, scarves, bags, sweaters and more. 90% of the proceeds support Uncharted's work in Myanmar.
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    Old North Fair Trade Market

    The Old North Fair Trade Market is a volunteer-run shop stocks beautiful, handcrafted, fair trade items from all over the world. Items include metal sculptures, wooden puzzles, home goods, children's toys, coffee, tea, chocolate, olive oil and other food items.
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    Noonday Collection

    Noonday designs and sells an inspired collection of jewelry and accessories made by Artisans across the globe.
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    Timmy Global Health USI

    Timmy Global Health is a non-profit organization that is focused on providing healthcare for developing nations. With a chapter at USI, Timmy Global Health focuses on local service, medical service trips, medical professional recruitment, fundraising, vitamin donations and global health advocacy.
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    Peg Heckman

    Peg, a retired teacher, will host easy activities from around the world for children to complete.
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    Shui Lung Tai Chi

    Sifu Ron has over 35 years experience in Tai Chi. He teaches classes and continues his personal study of the Chinese martial art. Ron will be offering Tai Chi demonstrations throughout the festival.
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    Peace, Love, and Mehndi

    Peace, Love, and Mehndi will be offering henna tattoos at Global Crossroads. Mehndi is a form of body art from Ancient Indiana in which decorative deisgns are created on a person's body using a paste made from the henna plant.

Dancer

Indian Dancer Close up

Indian Dancer at the 2016 Global Crossroads Festival in New Harmony, Indiana. 

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USI International Students

USI International Students

USI International students share their culture and traditions at the 2016 Global Crossroads Festival in New Harmony, Indiana. 

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Celebrating Culture

spontaneous dancing

Indian women dance for the crowd in between booths at the 2016 Global Crossroads Festival in New Harmony, Indiana. 

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Festival Booths

Festival

The community enjoys food, crafts and artist booths at the 2016 Global Crossroads Festival in New Harmony, Indiana. 

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Young Dancer

Young Dancer

A young dancer smiles at the crowd as he waits to perform at the 2016 Global Crossroads Festival in New Harmony, Indiana.

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Children's Crafts

Children's Crafts

Children participate at the craft table sponsored by the Evansville African American Museum at the 2016 Global Crossroads Festival in New Harmony, Indiana. 

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Dancing Storytellers

Dancing Storytellers

Fifteen women from two Newburgh Indian Dance troupes perform a traditional Indian dance that tells a unique story at the 2016 Global Crossroads Festival in New Harmony, Indiana. 

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Beads of Life

Beads of Life

USI International students sell Beads of Life, a fair trade product to raise money for their mission the 2016 Global Crossroads Festival in New Harmony, Indiana. 

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Impromptu Dancing

Impromptu Dancing

A group of Indian women dance for the crowd in between booths at the 2016 Global Crossroads Festival in New Harmony, Indiana. 

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Modern Dance

Modern Dance

Dances of all kinds were part of the different cultures being shared at the 2016 Global Crossroads Festival in New Harmony, Indiana. 

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Salsa Dancing

Salsa Dancing

Festival goers dance to salsa music at the 2016 Global Crossroads Festival in New Harmony, Indiana. 

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Dancing

Dancing

Indian women dance for the crowd in between booths at the 2016 Global Crossroads Festival in New Harmony, Indiana. 

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Tiny Dancers

Tiny Dancers

A group of 3-5 year olds perform a traditional Indian dance for the crowd at the 2016 Global Crossroads Festival in New Harmony, Indiana. 

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Performers

Performers

A crowd gathers to watch several community dance troupes perform at the 2016 Global Crossroads Festival in New Harmony, Indiana. 

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Historic New Harmony

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