This theme was chosen because Kaw Thoo Lei is the name of the Karen state in Myanmar. The goal of the celebration is to show the beauty of Karen. The show also aims to show other students, as well as the surrounding community, that there is an active Karen community in our area.
There will be performances such as a fashion show and singing. There will also be both traditional and modern dances. There will also be a traditional family dinner served.
The Karen Student United Association (KSUA) are a cultural group on St. Cloud State University’s campus. KSUA has two main goals. The first goal is to spread their name around to people who are unaware. They want to show people who they are, where they come from, their homeland and their culture. They also want to shine a light on the issues going on in their country such as the killing of Karen people by Burmese soldiers as well as the adversity they face. Their second goal is to provide a space where Karen students can feel welcome and like they have a community at the university. They have seen an increase in Karen students coming to St. Cloud State since the start of KSUA.
Cultural festivals are one way the university is providing a transformative educational experience for students to help prepare them to be global citizens at home, at work and in their communities. More than 1,000 students from 90-plus nations attend St. Cloud State, and cultural festivals give them an opportunity to share elements of their culture with the campus community.
KSUA will be selling tickets in Atwood throughout the week of Dec. 3. Tickets bought before Dec. 7 will be $6, tickets at the door before the show will be $8.