GENESEO — SUNY Geneseo’s 13th Annual Cultural Harmony Week runs from Oct. 24 through Nov. 4.
This year’s theme is “Create. Play. Educate: That’s How We Learn!” According to the SUNY Geneseo Office of Multicultural Programs and Services’s Facebook event page, the program seeks to “deepen students’ understanding and awareness of important aspects of human behavior and social organization through the power of play.”
The event featured lectures including: “The Power to Play: from Trash to Treasurer” and “Everyone Has a Story to Tell;” a graphic novel and comic book contest, relaxation sessions and a keynote address by Cheryl Kilodavis, author of “My Princess Boy,” on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in Newton 204.
“My Princess Boy” is based on Kilodavis’ son, who expresses himself by wearing clothes traditionally seen as feminine. The book explores the challenges he faces, as well as the support he receives from family and friends.
According to the SUNY Geneseo website, the week began as a way to explore issues of race, ethnicity and culture, and occurred during the week of Oct.24, which is United Nations Day.