International Students Association (ISA) to host cultural awareness events at SC State

Thursday, February 28, 2008

The International Students Association (ISA) of SC State will host cultural awareness events on campus on the week of Feb. 25 to 29.

“We believe that these two events are excellent opportunities for students to gain cultural education and experience,” said Rosemarie Doucette, advisor of the ISA.

The ISA will host a movie night, featuring the movie "SANKOFA" by Haile Gerima. The event will be held, today, Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 8-10 p.m. in the Bulldog Lounge, located in the K.W. Green Student Center on SC State’s campus.

SANKOFA is an Akan word that means, one must return to the past in order to move forward. Mona, a contemporary model, is possessed by spirits lingering in the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana and travels to the past, where, as a house servant called Shola she is constantly abused by the slave master. Nunu, an African-born field hand, and Shango, Sholas West Indian Lover, continuously rebel against the slave system. For Nunu this means direct conflict with her son, a mulatto benefiting from the system as a head slave. Inspired by Nunu and Shangos determination to defy the system, Shola finally takes her fate into her own hands.

They will also host a talent and fashion show on Thursday, Feb, 28. The Show will begin at 8 p.m. in the Henderson Davis Theater. The cost for the event is $2 in advance and $3 at the door. The event will display various talents and fashions from around the world. This event also will feature singing, dancing, poetry, acting and modeling.

For more information, please contact Rosemarie Doucette, International Student Advisor at (803) 536-8827.