American Center Chennai has a very special presence
Chennai, January 14:
American Center Chennai has a notable presence in the cultural landscape of Chennai. Things are no different this time too with the organization’s presence at the 46th Chennai Book Fair which is being conducted at YMCA in the big city.
Stall No F57 of American Center Chennai will remain open till the last day of the book fair which is on January 22. There is something very significant to this. The birthday of the American Civil Rights Activist falls on January 16 and the stall of American Centre Chennai will celebrate the legacy of the well-known activist throughout its presence focusing on the theme ‘The American Dream powered by inclusion, diversity and your aspirations’.
The point of focus at the stall of American Center Chennai will be on education opportunities in the United States of America. It is also highlighting the resources and programming at the Center that are available for students, researchers, and faculty.
Programming at the Book Fair will include writing and slam poetry competitions for students, discussion groups with the English teaching community, book readings and storytelling sessions for young children, a series of book talks that showcase the work of Fulbrighters, and other exchange program alumni.
The creative competitions are aimed at encouraging participants to reflect on the values of inclusivity and diversity. Top entries will stand a chance to showcase their work at the American Center and get a chance to participate in creative writing workshops organized by the American Center Chennai.
United States Acting Consul General of Chennai Ramon Menendez-Carreira inaugurated the American Center stall in the presence of Public Affairs Officer Jennifer Bullock.
We are excited to be back once again at the Chennai Book Fair! With the American Center’s new mission now in place, the Chennai Book Fair is an excellent opportunity for us to re-connect old friends and celebrate our relationship with the people of Chennai by being present at one of the city’s most signature events, said Mr. Menendez-Carreira
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‘Through our presence here we aim to showcase the value of cultural and educational exchanges, promote opportunities for young people that will help them realize their aspirations, and inspire book fair visitors to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy by reimagining the future they want to see.’