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Cranberry’s multicultural movie matinee series begins Saturday, January 30

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In India, money, fame and fluency in English are three of the biggest factors affecting how society judges individuals. At noon on Saturday, January 30, the Cranberry Area Diversity Network will launch a series it calls Matinee, Mumble and Munch with a 2011 feature film English Vinglish, about an Indian woman transplanted to New York whose lack of English becomes a major source of insecurity for herself and her family.

Following the 134-minute showing in Cranberry Library’s Franklin Station room, guests will be invited to share an assortment of Indian hors d’ oeuvres and participate in a discussion led by Dr. Yasmin Purohit, a Sewickley resident who serves as the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Robert Morris University.

English Vinglish will be the first of three scheduled programs in the Matinee, Mumble and Munch series. Others will be held Saturday March 5 and Saturday April 23. The January 30 program will be free of charge. The series is co-sponsored by the Cranberry Area Diversity Network, the Cranberry Public Library, Sister Cities of Cranberry Township, and Cranberry Township.

Seating is limited, so advance reservations are required and may be made online at www.CranberryLibrary.org/RegisterOnline, and click on Adult Programs.

The Cranberry Area Diversity Network, with support from Cranberry Township, is focused on creating programs designed to welcome visitors and new residents from different cultures into the Township. This spring, the Network will also hold its second annual Folk ‘n Food celebration during CranFest from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, April 9 in the Municipal Center.

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