Global Community Day Festival
April 15, 2023

Global Community Day Festival sponsored by Outreach Global (OG) Office

Global Community Day Festival is a day for bringing international and non-international communities together to learn and experience global culture, history, and related opportunities. The Covid-19 pandemic has taught the world that valuing and protecting diverse cultures is more crucial than ever. Outreach Global Office believes that uniting communities to experience diverse perceptives will enhance awareness and critical thinking about social issues such as cultural differences, customs, traditions, religion, politics and the world economy.

Outreach Global Office aims to:

  • Bring global experiences to domestic audiences
  • Help generate global cultural awareness and opportunities
  • Promote world cultures and historical perspectives
  • Enhance diversity, multicultural learning and understanding
  • Reinforce the importance of global engagement
  • Support Lee County, surrounding counties and Alabama as a whole in their respective economic growth
  • Engage businesses, community leaders, clubs, governmental agencies, groups, and trade organizations
  • Unite various international communities

Date/Time: April 15, 2023

Location: Intramural Fields, Auburn University, AL


  • International fair: showcasing various products and services across the globe
  • Business and trade opportunities
  • Internationally focused family activities such as games, sports and musical shows
  • Taste of the world: food and drink tasting
  • Fashion exhibition
  • International vendors selling handmade art, crafts and other goods

Targeted Audiences:

  • Lee and surrounding counties; Auburn, Opelika, Tuskegee and surrounding communities
  • All international groups, clubs etc.
  • Local clubs, groups, and organizations interested in global affairs

Program Developed By: Elizabeth I. Quansah, Ph.D., MBA Director, AU Outreach Global

Saturday, April 15, 2023 – 9:00am – 6:30pm CT
Draft Itinerary

Morning Session
9:00 AM

Welcome of vendors and participants to the festival and introduction of MCs* by Olivia Houlden, AU Outreach Global

9:05 AM
  1. Vendors open for business:
    • AU Office of Outreach Global
    • AU Korea Corner
    • OLLI at Auburn
    • College of Nursing – Auburn Chapter of the American Association of Men in Nursing
    • College of Pharmacy – AU Student National Pharmaceutical Association
    • Young Professional In Training (YPIT)
    • National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA)
    • Yugo - Off Campus Student Housing

  2. “Taste of the World” with food from:
    • Africa: Connect2Africa
    • Asia: AU Korea Corner, Good Karma Indian Food Truck
    • North America: Philly Connection, Lil Smokeys BBQ, Batter Cookie Dough, J’s Shack, Grandma Val’s lemonade, Dani’s Cheesecake

  3. Arts and Crafts, Fun, games, and related activities presented by:
    • AU Campus Recreation
    • Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University
    • AU Korea Corner – Cultural games
    • Association of Indonesian Students (AIS) – Cultural games
    • Bangladesh Student Association - Cultural games
    • Ethiopia Students’ Group – Cultural games
    • Guatemala Student Association – Cultural games
    • Taiwanese Center of Chinese Language and Culture
    • Connect2Africa – Cultural game
10:00 AM

Music by the AU Sonic Nation

10:45 AM

Welcome ceremony and greetings from
Dr. Elizabeth I. Quansah, Director, AU Outreach Global
Dr. Royrickers Cook, VP for University Outreach, and
Dr. Andrew Gillespie, AVP for Office of International Programs

11:00 AM

Parade of the Flags/Continents featuring:

  • Young Professional In Training (YPIT)
  • Association of Indonesian Students
  • Taiwanese Center of Chinese Language and Culture
  • AU Korea Corner
  • El Salvador Student Group
  • Auburn High School
11:20 AM

Dance Performance by the Celtic Traditions School of Irish Dance

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Global Attire Showcase coordinated by Dr. Adeola Fayemi, Director, Intercultural Education and Inclusion, who oversees the International Cultural Center, a unit under Office of International Programs (OIP).
MC for the Global Attire Showcase: Mekiyah Mitchell

Afternoon Session
12:35 PM
  • Dance Performance by the YunMeng Chinese Dance Group
  • Dance by the African Student Group
  • Dance demonstration by the Indian Student’s Association
  • Arts demonstration by Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University
  • Open Mic for the audience/participants
1:20 PM

Games, competition, and Giveaways by the AU Campus Recreation

2:00 PM

Performance by the Atlanta Korean Traditional Music Academy

2:20 PM

Variety Show by students’ and others:

  • Tea ceremony from Japan and Pakistan
  • Dance by Columbia group
  • Musical performance by Columbia, Iran, and India groups
  • Poem by French and Iranian students
  • Guatemala, Bangladesh, and Ethiopia Students Association
  • Esperanza House performance
  • Head wrap demonstration
3:20 PM

Karate Performance by Auburn Karate Club

3:35 PM

Open Mic and Arts demonstration by Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University

3:45 PM

Atlanta Korean Traditional Music Academy

4:00 PM

Mosaic Theatre Company performance
Department of Theatre and Dance
College of Liberal Arts

4:10 PM

Nepalese Students Association Dance and Singing performance

4:20 PM

Association of Indonesian Students singing performance

4:35 PM

Korea X Dance performance

4:45 PM

Music and Dance Performance by: Soweto Street Band Dance Group

5:45 PM

Music and Dance Performance by: Local band

6:30 PM


*Comperes’: Dr. Joan Harrell and Jailin D. Sanders

Vendors and Food Trucks
(This fee covers cost for participation in the full day event)

Premium $250 Standard $150
Premium booth/food truck location Standard booth/food truck location
Sign Recognition Onsite Listed on webpage dedicated to sponsor listing with logo
Listed on webpage dedicated to sponsor listing (with logo and link to website) Listing in the final program
Listing in the final program with logo  
Ticket pass for light refreshment  

Nonprofit & Local Organizations: If you're interested in tabling at this event, please email Olivia Houlden at for specific pricing and details.

Booth Assignments: A booth is assigned by the date of receiving the booth contract. To receive a prime location, we recommend that you return the exhibit contract with payment as soon as possible. Full payment of the exhibit fee must accompany the Exhibit Booth Contract; booth assignment will not be made until both the Exhibit Booth Contract and full payment have been received. Be sure to include your booth preference on the contract. Booth assignments will be sent to vendors by March 20, 2023.

Festival Hours: The festival will be open for one day only. Booths must be staffed at all times during exhibit hours. Saturday, April 15, 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM CT

Booth Set-Up And Dismantling: Vendors may begin booth set-up at Intramural Fields (depending on your exhibition type) on April 15, 2023 from 6:00 AM to 8:30 AM CT.
Absolutely no teardown or dismantling activity will be allowed prior to 6:30 PM on Saturday, April 15th. For safety purposes, children under 16 years of age will not be permitted in the set up during the hours of installation and dismantling.

Cancellation: Vendors who cancel their vendor reservation prior to March 20, 2023 will be refunded 50% of the total booth fee. No refunds are available after March 20, 2023.

Payment: Vendors may pay by online by credit card. Check payments may be mailed or delivered and are being accepted on behalf of Outreach Global at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Sunny Slope, 1031 S. College Sts., Auburn University, AL 36849 during the hours of 7:45 AM – 4:45 PM, Monday – Friday. Parking is available.

Media Kit Rates:

  • Full page at the back cover of the program directory: $550
  • 1/2 page inside directory: $350
  • 1/3 page banner: $250

Credit card payment can be done on phone by calling Danell Lapread at: 334-844-3146. Two payment plans are available.

Ads may be submitted electronically to Janie Echols-Brown at

Deadline for submission of advertisement is March 20, 2023.

For further inquiries, contact Dr. Elizabeth Quansah at, Tel: 334-844-5716 and/or cell: 334-703-0556.


Group of men wearing grey shirts pose for group photo outside

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Global Community Day Festival.

Please complete this signup form and we will be in touch with the next steps. We look forward to working with you.

If you have any questions while filling the form, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thanks, and War Eagle!

Volunteer Registration


Asian women pose for photo making hand gesture outside at Global Festival

Thank you for your interest in our upcoming Global Community Day Festival!

Your organization’s role in this will be to showcase an aspect of what your organization does. This can be in the form of dance, music, poem, participation in our cultural fashion show or parade of flags, showing cultural games, and other activities.

To help us make appropriate reservations for your activity at the festival, we ask that you take a minute to fill this form. More information about the Global community Day Festival will be provided after registration.

Group/Organization Registration

If you have questions or need more information about the Global Community Day Festival, please contact:

Dr. Elizabeth I. Quansah, Director, Auburn Outreach Global
Phone: 334.844.5716

Dr. Mac-Jane Crayton, Graduate Assistant, Auburn Outreach Global
Phone: 334.844.5709

Olivia Houlden, Administrator, Auburn Outreach Global
Phone: 334.844.5709

Last Updated: April 17, 2023