Parade of Nations Celebrates its 25th Anniversary
by Jennifer Donovan, director of news and media relations
This September is the 25th anniversary of the Parade of Nations, the popular parade and multicultural festival that has become a harbinger of fall in the Copper Country. The theme–fittingly–is Around the World in 25 Years: A Silver Jubilee.
The parade itself and the multicultural festival that follows it in the Dee Stadium are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13. But those colorful events–and a dramatic Step Afrika performance that night at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts–are just the finale to a week-long Parade of Nations Silver Jubilee celebration.
On Wednesday, Sept. 10, Parade of Nations founder Betty Chavis will present the history of the event at a free public program at the Portage Lake District Library. Several international students from Michigan Tech will participate as well, talking about their countries, their cultures and their impressions of the Keweenaw.
On Friday, Sept. 12, at Michigan Tech, Arun Gandhi–the grandson of the legendary Mahatma Gandhi–will discuss the lessons he has learned from his grandfather. The program is free and open to the public.
For the full story, see Michigan Tech News:http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2014/july/happy-25th-anniversary-parade-nations.html.
Tech Today – July 8, 2014