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Lexington: A City of Culture without Borders

PH 218 and PH 118

We will have a panel discussion from 4 to 5pm (PH 218) and a marketplace event from 5 to 6:30pm (PH 118), thematizing Lexington as a site of cultures across borders. See below for more information!

A moderated panel discussion showcasing local immigrant entrepreneurs, followed by a global marketplace featuring local international restaurants and businesses. Free food samples will be provided from participating restaurants.    

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Panel Discussion (Patterson Hall 218/219)

Introduction: Marro Inoue (Faculty Director of the International Village LLP/Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures) 

Moderator: Kaizar Mahuwala (Executive Director, Gurjar USA LLC) 

Panelists: David Zhang (Miyako), Hanah Sword (Lucia's World Emporium), and more! 


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Global Marketplace (Patterson Hall 118/119) 

Participating restaurants and businesses include: 

Sav's Restaurant (West African) 

EL CID (Mexican) 

Miyako (Japanese) 

European Delights Bakery 

Lucia's World Emporium 

and many more! 


International student groups, together with the Education Abroad Office and academic units such as Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Hispanic Studies, International Studies (among others), will also be in attendance to showcase Lexington/UK as a site of cultures without borders.  


The International Village Living Learning Program organizes this event with generous financial support from the Passport to the World Steering Committee and the International Center/International Student & Scholar Services. In addition, the following academic units provide partnership to support and promote this event: Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures (A&S), Hispanic Studies (A&S), International Studies (A&S), Consortium for Language and International Majors’ Experiences (CLIME) (A&S), and Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship (B&E).