South Asian Student Association to Host CelebrASIA

March 1, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan University's South Asian Student Association (SASA) will host "CelebrASIA:  Diversity is the Spice of Life" on Sunday, March 4 at 5 p.m. in the Main Lounge of the Memorial Center (104 University St., Bloomington).

The event, which is open to IWU students, faculty and staff, will feature traditional Asian music and dancing, a fashion show featuring traditional styles and trends in Asia, as well as a meal of rice, naan, chicken tikka, a Korean beef dish, samosas, and a sweet dish called kheer that is similar to rice pudding.  Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and the show begins at 6 p.m.  The evening is free for IWU students with ID, and $5 for IWU faculty and staff.

Every year, SASA pursues a philanthropic project.  This year, that project is raising money for the World Food Program (WFP) South Asia Regional Office.  The WFP uses their donated food supply to aid emergency needs and to support economic and social development.  This event will raise funds for the division of WFP serving the developing regions of South Asia.

For additional information, contact apatel@iwu.edu.

         Contact: Meg Dubuque, (309) 556-3181