On Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, Servants in Faith and Technology (SIFAT) will open its campus to the public for SIFATâ€™s International Festival. The night, hosted by SIFATâ€™s 22 international students, will give guests a taste of 12 cultural heritages through food, music, song and dance. The students are community leaders participating in Practicum, a 10-week training course teaching practical skills to meet basic human needs.
Have you ever eaten North Indian Seenshu, Venezuelan Arepas or Rwandan Isombe? Fill your plate with samples at a dinner held before the main program and try foods from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Do you speak Creole or Yoruba? Even if you do not, the sounds of these languages will come alive as you listen to songs preformed in several different languages, including a unique African native sound production. You will also have the opportunity to see traditional dances and dramas from Thailand and Cameroon, among others.
SIFATâ€™s International Festival will begin at 4:30 p.m. with tours of SIFATâ€™s Global Village. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. with the program starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the evening cost $15 and may be reserved by calling SIFAT at (256) 396-2015. Because seating is limited, advanced reservations are needed. All proceeds from this evening will benefit the international student scholarship fund. Casual dress is encouraged.