Event Date

October 15, 2007

Western Nevada College Announces 2007-2008 Cultural Series

A descendant of a pioneer Carson Valley family will share her secrets to literary success to kick off Western Nevada College's free 2007-2008 Cultural Series, "Faces, Voices & Stories." The first event is set for Monday, Oct. 15, at the WNC Fallon campus. A community festival and four more interesting lectures at WNC Carson City will round out the series that is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Associated Students of Western Nevada. Topics are diverse - women and the Taliban, the search for life on Mars, Latinos in Nevada, the struggles of African children today, and the annual multicultural festival that features music, dance, food and fun from a wide variety of cultures.

33 Years of Writing - Tried and True Secrets to Success
Monday, Oct. 15 - WNC Fallon, Virgil Getto Hall, Rms. 302-303, 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Sally Zanjani, a descendant of the Springmeyers, a pioneer Carson Valley family, will talk about how she became an award-winning author who penned nine nonfiction books, and was inducted into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame.

Life Under the Taliban - An Afghan Woman's Story
Thursday, Nov. 8 - WNC Carson City, Marlette Hall, 7 p.m.
Farooka Gauhari, a voice for women in Islamic society, will share harrowing encounters faced by countless Afghan families, including her own decision to take her family and leave a country where she had once been flagged as an American agent.

Mars...The Planet of Intrigue and Enchantment
Thursday, Nov. 29 - WNC Carson City, Marlette Hall, 7 p.m.
WNC Physics Professor Robert Collier will discuss one of science's greatest quests in the new century: the search for life on Mars and beyond.

A Changing Society - Latinos in Nevada
Thursday, Feb. 7 - WNC Carson City, Marlette Hall, 7 p.m.
University of Nevada, Reno Professor Daniel Enrique Perez will discuss what the future may hold for the fastest growing segment of the Silver State's population and how Latinos are shaping the cultural landscape.

Lost in Poverty - The Plight of Children in Africa
Thursday, March 6 - WNC Carson City, Marlette Hall, 7 p.m.
Missionaries Laura Whitelaw and Liz Ryder will share their experiences working with youth in sub-Saharan Africa and how war, disease, pollution, land mines, and other tragedies are affecting their lives.

"Embrace Diversity, 13th Annual Multicultural Festival"
Saturday, May 10 - WNC Carson City, Outdoor Plazas, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Local Nevadans will present food, music and dancing celebrating the community's culture and diversity. Youngsters will enjoy the Children's Cultural Corner.

Press Release: September 19, 2007

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