Ethnic Weeks


Ethnic Weeks and Celebrations

African Diaspora Week
The Tulane Black Student Union (tBSU), formerly the African American Congress of Tulane, in cooperation with Tulane African Student Association (TASA), celebrate the contributions of Africans around the world through the presentation of lectures, films and other cultural programs.

Asian-American Awareness (AAA) Week
Sponsored by Asian American Students United (AASU), the event strives to give the campus community an opportunity to understand and appreciate a variety of Asian cultures and customs. Activities during the week include lectures, forums, exhibits, a fashion show and a food fest.

Black Arts Festival
An annual series of activities to celebrate the contributions of African-American culture that is coordinated by the tBSU in collaboration with other student organizations and offices. To find out more visit the website here

India Week
India Week is sponsored by the Indian Association of Tulane University (IATU), and features events such as Indian food, movie screenings, and Henna in the Park. The week is topped off with a Diwali Celebration that reaches to the Indian community in New Orleans, including cultural programs and more Indian food.

Latin American Week
This event takes place in September and focuses on celebrating and highlighting the cultural contributions of particular Latin American countries. Lectures, films, dances, a food festival and receptions are sponsored by various Latin American student organizations in commemoration of Latin culture.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Week for Peace
A week-long series of events co-sponsored by Tulane, Loyola, Xavier and Dillard including: an interfaith service, a convocation featuring a guest speaker, student and community forums, tributes to students and outstanding community leaders, collaborative community service projects, and culminating the series of events with a candlelight march and unity celebration. The series of events are sponsored annually to commemorate, celebrate and reflect on the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his vision of collective work and social justice. More information >>

Tulane University Vietnamese Associations (TUVA) sponsors a production of dances, skits, singing, and other performances.

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