University of Redlands

University invites neighbors to celebrate ‘Living on Common Ground’

REDLANDS, California (March 22, 2017)—The University of Redlands will present the 27th annual “Living on Common Ground” multicultural festival from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, on the University of Redlands Quad. This event is free and open to the public.

“I see ‘Living on Common Ground’ as a celebration of all that we do on this campus to bring people together, regardless of their individual identifications,” said Leela MadhavaRau, associate dean for campus diversity and inclusion. “The festival provides a chance for celebration, participation, laughter, town-gown participation and exchange of information. It addresses a fundamental need in all of us to find common ground with one another and build community.”

Events scheduled represent a variety of traditions, including a blessing from the Native American Serrano tribe followed by California Bird Singers, as well as performances by St. Mary's Ballet Folklorico, Venice Koshin Taiko, Gypsy Folk Ensemble, Arpana South Asian Dancers, Zydeco Mudbugs, La Sole Flamenco, Rangashree Dances of India and Cuauhtemoc Danza Azteca. Children’s activities will include crafts from around the world, bounce houses, a rock climbing wall and games.