Culture Fest 2018

The Coalition for Multicultural Affairs welcomes you to join us as we celebrate traditions, interculturalism, and creative expression through the arts.

Our goal for Culture Fest 2018 is to create an interactive space for professionals and attendees to engage in ways in which they find decolonization important and impactful to our work. CMA invites you to participate in Culture Fest 2018, featuring special guest, Crystal Endsley. Culture Fest will take place in the George R. Brown Convention Center Grand Ballroom Pre-Function Space at 7:00pm on Sunday, 11 March following the Opening Session.

Learn more about this year's artist...

Spoken word Artist, Crystal Endsley Crystal Leigh Endsley, Ph D is currently Assistant Professor in Africana Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. She received her Ph D in Women’s Studies and Curriculum & Instruction from the Pennsylvania State University. Recognized by Cosmopolitan Magazine as a “Fun, Fearless Female,” Crystal Leigh is part performer, part professor, and works to serve her community as an internationally acclaimed spoken word artist, activist, and actor. Endsley has performed and presented workshops and lectures on the power of poetry at numerous colleges and universities across the United States. For the past eight years, Crystal Leigh has traveled across the world to lead arts as activism workshops with local communities in places including Zanzibar, Tanzania, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, and Trinidad and Tobago. Her current research focuses on intersections of performance and identity with themes such as feminist pedagogy, race, and popular culture; Hip Hop and cultural production as activism; and the connections between academic/home communities and knowledge production.

If you have any questions, please contact the Culture Fest Chair Jamahl McDaniel at [email protected]

Culture Fest takes place right after Opening Session!

Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST

GRB Convention Center Pre-function space