Claflin's Global Night festival

Oct 06, 2017

Claflin University celebrated its diversity and multicultural engagement during the annual Global Night festival on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at the Commons Quad.  The outdoor event was distinctively international and coordinated by the Office of International Education and the Global Students Association. This year’s theme was “Around the World at Claflin” and featured faraway destinations aboard Claflin Flight 1869 -- without leaving Orangeburg.  The event included exotic culinary delicacies, native folk songs, indigenous arts and crafts, and presentations by the university’s international students and faculty. (Panther photo by Jenell Green)

More photos from Global Night


A native of Argentina native educates a Claflin student about Argentine culture. (Panther photo by Jenell Green)


Dr. Patricia DeSouza, assistant professor of Hispanic studies/director of international education, represents the country of Brazil by serving a dish called Feijão, which is Portuguese for "beans." (Panther photo by Jenell Green)


Feijão is commonly served on top of rice. (Panther photo by Jenell Green)


The Argentina table at Global Night. (Panther photo by Jenell Green)


The flag of Argentina. (Panther photo by Jenell Green)


Romana represents Trinidad with a carnival head piece. (Panther photo by Jenell Green


Ananya Gupta represents the country of Nepal. (Panther photo by Jenell Green)


Claflin senior Denesia Capers, left, represents the country Jamaica and sophomore Faith Mckie represents Trinidad. (Panther photo by Jenell Green)

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From left, Mahawish Abdullah, Miriam Ndukwe and Swikriti Shrestha. (Panther photo by Kierra Felder)

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Nations united! One planet , one love in harmony. (Panther photo by Kierra Felder) 


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