Storm Lake High School will be celebrating Diversity Day on Thursday, Feb. 15.
The opening session will include the S.O.S. Players performing skits on racism, diversity and violence with music by the University of Iowa Steel Pan Band.
Participants are then invited to choose from at least 10 topics for five sessions throughout the day. Topics will include: Breaking Through Stereotypes, Culture of Poland, Japan and Denmark, Gang Trends Nationwide, Children of AIDS, a Tanzanian Safari and Quinceranera.
All sessions are free of charge and open to the public. Community members are asked to sign in at the west entry of the high school.
The International Food Fair and Festival will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the student center.
Speakers scheduled so far include Iowa Civil Rights Commission leader Frank Trimble, Iowa Peace Institute spokesperson Nancy Gause and Aiddy Phomvisay, a refugee who grew up in Alta and now teaches in Ames and serves as a well-known advocate on immigration issues.