Knox College International Fair

International Fair 2010 Photos

Take Your Pic of Food and Fun

February 02, 2010

International Fair photography by Peter Bailley, Jingnan Liu, Meiqing He, Lingyi He, and Hannah Fidoten.

Knox College International Fair

The Parade of Flags at the 29th annual International Fair on January 30 featured banners from many of the nearly 50 countries represented on the Knox campus. "One of the nation's top 20 colleges for international diversity and among the top 60 for campus diversity..."

Knox College International Fair

Enthusiasm is high as students assemble for the Parade of Flags.

Knox College International Fair

Cultural booths expressed the 2010 Fair's theme: "Breaking Down Stereotypes." Here, the booth manned by ABLE -- Allied Blacks for Liberty and Equality: "We are not the corner of campus where all the Black kids are... Our organization does not exclude any member on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation... We are more than an organization. We are a movement of allied students."

Knox College International Fair

The international buffet lunch always draws a full house. A local newspaper called it "a United Nations selection of food... from flan, a type of Spanish custard, to asazuke, Japanese pickled cabbage to musakhkhan, Palestinian onion and chicken bread..."

Knox College International Fair

Students prepared all the food for the international lunch.

Knox College International Fair

The international student talent show offered entertainment from the Japan Club...

Knox College International Fair

...to a student funk group that now has a name:

Knox College International Fair

"The International Band of Mystery"

Knox College International Fair

Among the week's activities leading up to the Fair, a workshop on cricket. "The world's second most popular sport..." according to Wikipedia. You'll get no argument on that point from batsman Ahmad Aziz and the eleven others at the workshop.

Knox College International Fair

This year's guest artists: the Chicago-based group Funkadesi.