From K-Pop to origami, explore Asian culture through performance, language, fashion, food and art this weekend at UNCG’s Asian Autumn Festival.

The International and Global Studies (IGS) Program will celebrate the rich diversity of East and Southeast Asian cultures this Saturday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Elliott University Center.

“The Asian Autumn Festival is an exciting community outreach event held at UNCG every fall,” said Dr. Roberto Campo, IGS director. “The festival brings together hundreds of people from across the greater Greensboro area.”

Attendees will enjoy demonstrations, exhibits, food samples, academic presentations, cultural performances and children’s activities led by UNCG’s IGS Asian Studies students as well as Asian cultural groups from across the Triad.

“UNCG has so many students passionate about Asian culture,” said IGS student Rachael Segal.

The Asian Autumn Festival is the place for those students to share that passion with the campus and Greensboro communities.

Along with other members of UNCG’s Japanese Club, Segal will be writing attendees’ names in Japanese and talking to them about Japanese culture. Other Asian campus organizations will host games and crafts, as well as teach basic words in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai.

Food samples from around Asia provide “a little taste of Asia,” Segal added.

There is also a full slate of performances scheduled for the EUC auditorium, including Tae Kwon Do demonstrations, traditional song and dance, and a cosplay and Japanese fashion show.

The Asian Autumn Festival is free and open to the public, and free parking will be available in the Walker Avenue Parking Deck.

 

Story by Jeanie McDowell, University Communications
Photography by Martin W. Kane, University Communications