Jan 24, 2014

February Cultural Thursday: Thailand

CLC Cultural Thursdays Spring Series Begins with Thailand

The Spring semester of Cultural Thursday events will begin on February 6 at noon in the Chalberg Theater at the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College. CLC English instructor Lori-Beth Larsen will give a presentation on her travels to Thailand last summer.  

Cultural Thursday events are held the first Thursday of each month as part of the Resource Center for Cultures and Languages of the Americas (RCCLA) at Central Lakes College.  They range from travelogue to introducing the cultures of our International students and neighbors.

This will be the first Cultural Thursday emphasizing travel with a child.  "It is so important to include children in early cultural experiences," Larsen stated. "Their very presence opens conversations and doors. We can share in their awe of first time experiences. They are filled with questions and fresh perspectives. During this Cultural Thursday, my daughter, Maritza, will be adding her input to our travel presentation of our journey to Thailand."

The Spring Cultural Thursday Series also includes:  March 6: Vestertine Tribal Dance with Jessica Bleichner and Meggan Denny-Shepard;  April 3: Greneda, 40 Years Later with CLC Instructor, Gary Payne; and May 1: "Fun Foreign Fotos" with CLC Instructor, Jan Kurtz.  There will be a 'fiesta' following to commemorate 15 years of Cultural Thursdays.  

For more information on Cultural Thursdays, contact Jan Kurtz at 855-8183 or jkurtz@clcmn.edu