Ventura College presents Diversity in Culture Festival

Ventura College will hold its inaugural Diversity in Culture Festival, April 12–14 on the Ventura College campus, 4667 Telegraph. The festival is free and open to the public. Events will begin at 11 a.m. each day and run until 8:30 p.m.

The event will feature a wide variety of cultural performances, art, food and speakers from around the world.  Scheduled entertainment includes dance and music performances by Cascade de Flores (Latin/Caribbean dance/song), UCSB Middle Eastern Ensemble (ethnomusicology performance), Ventura County Capoeira Dance Troupe (Afro-Brazilian martial arts/music/dance), singer Sade Champagne, Clan MacColin of Glenderry Highland Dance & Music, Greek Gypsies, Aztec dancers, Versa-Style Dance Company (urban hip-hop) and more.

Additional events include a poetry slam contest featuring Ventura County’s poet laureate Phil Taggart, director Jonathan Carlander presenting his short film on Asperger Syndrome, “The Pleasing List,” the musical multimedia presentation “MLK & The Spirit of the 60’s,” an international film festival featuring anti-Nazi political activist Sophie Scholl and much more.

Many performances will include American Sign Language interpreters. Food for purchase will be available by a variety of food trucks. The event is free; parking is $2.00; please purchase a parking pass at any kiosk on campus. For more information about the Diversity in Culture Festival, visit the Ventura College website,

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