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For 31 years, Community College of Philadelphia has celebrated and highlighted our international culture. Both the College and the City of Philadelphia are vibrant examples of communities of multiple cultures coming together to share and educate one another. 
For the 31st Annual International Festival, the organizing team chose the theme of family. We mean to convey not only the sense of one’s individual nuclear or personal family, but family in the broader context of family of choice; the sense of membership in the global family; or the use of the word/concept of family to discuss being a member of a community of others. Family conveys a personal, intimate connection to others.
12:45 pm
Lecture Hall, S2-3
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Reading, Q&A and book-signing with Eduardo Corral. Special focus: Immigration and the Latino Diaspora: Bridging Cultures through Poetry. Cosponsored with International Festival. Open to the public.
  • 12:40 – 1:40 p.m., Master Class with Eduardo Corral. Space is limited, email kmcquain@ccp.edu to get added to the list.

Eduardo C. Corral earned degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His debut collection of poetry, Slow Lightning (2012), won the Yale Younger Poets Prize, making him the first Latino recipient of the award. Praised for his seamless blending of English and Spanish, tender treatment of history, and careful exploration of sexuality, Corral has received numerous honors and awards, including the Discovery/The...

11:15 am to 12:45 pm
The Great Hall, S2-19

"Religion in the World of The Tale of the Heike"

Japanese story tellers turned history into litera-ture when warring clans and fighting monks dev-astated the beautiful capital city of Kyoto, and the the mighty fell “as dust before the wind.” Bud-dhism remained a source of power, prestige, fear, and refuge. The many layers of religious belief in Japan affected the lives of emperors, warriors, and women. Co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI Project.

Featured Speaker: Professor Royall Tyler

Royall Tyler is Professor Emeritus, Australia National University. Dr. Tyler is an esteemed translator of Japanese literature and acclaimed for his translations of Noh plays, The Tale of Genji, and The Tale of the Heike. He is currently a...

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Inclusion, Leadership and Pride

Encouraging diversity throughout the Community College of Philadelphia community is more than a goal. It’s a shared mindset and commitment.  This is especially evident during one special week each year—April 6-10 in 2015—which is dedicated to placing diversity front of mind.

Participate in any of 16 informative, provocative and mind-expanding events, spread over 5 full days, with two objectives in mind—broadly advancing diversity at the College and specifically playing a role in that process.


Monday, April 6

9:30 a.m. | Keynote Address by Andrea Giampolo, Esq. | Student  Spoken Word Poetry | Klein Cube
1 p.m. | LGBTQ Safe Space Training | S2-03
3 p.m. | Fireside Chat with Dr. Donald Guy Generals | Coffeehouse...

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Center for Business & Industry

Liineup to be announced soon.

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Join us for the mayoral forum that asks: How do the working class fit into the city's future? Tickets are needed for entry into the Bonnell Auditorium. A limited number of tickets are available in Room M2-5, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. while supplies last. For more information, please email eharrison@ccp.edu.

Viewing Parties

Join us at one of the following locations for a livestreaming viewing party of the mayoral forum. No tickets or RSVP required. Refreshments will be served.

Main Campus
Pavilion Building, Klein Cube

Northeast Regional Center
Community Room 124

Northwest Regional Center
Community Room 216

West Regional Center
Community Room 125

Voter registration cards will be available at...

4:30 pm
The Great Hall, S2-19

 The Student Affairs division will be hosting its annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony on April 16. There will be a reception with a delightful menu and music at 4:30 p.m., and the formal program begins at 5 p.m. in the Winnet Building, Great Hall, Room S2-19.

The annual awards ceremony gives the College the opportunity to honor students by recognizing their outstanding leadership outside of the classroom.

11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Northeast Regional Center

This admissions event is for potential students and their families who are veterans and first responders. Details TBA.

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
The Coffeehouse

Speaker: Dr. Samuel Hirsch
Join us for the upcoming Diversity Dialogues being offered for the spring 2015 semester, presented by the Office of Diversity and Equity. These sessions seek to enhance communication and understanding at the College and beyond.

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
The Klein Cube, P2-3

Dr. Steven Heuge, a geriatric psychiatrist from the Penn Memory Center, will present a workshop, followed by a Q & A session on common geriatric mental health issues from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Cube.