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Multicultural Springfest to be held Thursday at Frost Amphitheater – rain or shine

At Multicultural Springfest, balloons signify the milestone anniversaries of staff honored for their longtime service. (Image credit: L.A. Cicero)

May 21 2019

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Faculty, In the News

All members of the Stanford community are invited to attend Multicultural Springfest, an annual celebration of the diversity and dedication of the university’s staff.

BY KATHLEEN J. SULLIVAN

Every year, Stanford hosts a campus-wide event celebrating the diversity and dedication of its staff at Multicultural Springfest, which includes lunch, music, entertainment, a T-shirt giveaway and a ceremony honoring staff who have reached significant career milestones.

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Music, dance, Hawaiian salad bento box

The 22nd annual Multicultural Springfest will feature entertainment from 11 a.m. to noon, including a performance by the Worried Man String Band, a four-piece old-time and bluegrass band that plays American roots and Appalachian music.

The band includes Daniel Murray, executive director of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, on banjo, bass and vocals; Michael Kahan, co-director of the Program on Urban Studies, on guitar and vocals; Mike Frank, the David and Lucile Packard Professor of Human Biology, on mandolin and vocals; and Brad Nelms, a postdoctoral scholar in biology, on fiddle and cavaquinho.

The entertainment will also include a solo Persian dance performance by Shadan Mirabedi, an instructor with the Stanford Health Improvement Program, and a group hula dance led by HIP instructor Dominique Del Chiaro.

The event also includes exhibits showcasing the creativity of Stanford staff, including exhibitions of jewelry, greeting cards and portraits painted on leaves.

Stanford Catering will provide lunch: Hawaiian salad bento boxes, which include grilled chicken with mango salsa on Hawaiian macaroni salad, broccoli shiitake sesame salad, Hawaii roll and mini–upside-down pineapple cake and tropical fruit punch.