Pangaea celebrates the diversity of our community. It is an evening that includes a seven-course meal with stories from seven families representing the seven continents with foods from each family’s subculture making up the meal. At Pangaea, we use Antarctica to focus on a family with a special needs member. The special needs community has a life that is reflective of Antarctica, i.e. a hostile environment, lack of accessibility, and isolation. The evening is interesting and it is fun. You can’t help but have fun while you learn more about the people in our community. The premier sponsor for the event is Seaboard Foods.

Pangaea was held March 8, 2022. Tickets were sold in advance only and not available at the door.

  • Africa, 2018 was Michael Gatkek, South Sudan
  • Africa, 2019 was the David Player family, South Africa (Bobotie)
  • Africa, 2021 was Elizabeth Umemba and family, Nigeria (Jollof Rice with Black-Eyed Peas)
  • Africa 2022 was Emnet Shiferaw and her family, Ethiopia (Doro Wat)
  • Antarctica, 2018 was the Garrett Helton family (Mini Pizzas)
  • Antarctica, 2019 was the Jeborric Evans family (Jambalaya)
  • Antarctica, 2021 was Ruthie Lang (Cheesy Broccoli)
  • Antarctica 2022 was Joan Johnson (Stir Fry Vegetables)
  • Asia, 2018 was Jake and Alka Lammes, India (Tandoori Chicken)
  • Asia, 2019 was Tuongvy (Sandy) Nguyen and her grandfather, Vietnam (Pho)
  • Asia, 2021 was Mang Lian and family, Myanmar (Turmeric Chicken and Forbidden Rice)
  • Asia 2022 was Yanli Cao Clark and family, China (Jiaozi)
  • Australia/Oceania, 2018 was Sam Lemin, Australia (Meat pies)
  • Australia/Oceania, 2019 was Cooper Thatcher from Australia (Lamingtons)
  • Australia/Oceania, 2021 was Garrett Martinez, New Zealand (Pavlova)
  • Australia/Oceania 2022 was Cassia McCaskill, Australia (Pavlova)
  • Central/South America, 2018 was Tito Aznar, Argentina (Rice torrejas)
  • Central/South America, 2019 was Jainer Raudales and family, Honduras (Pupusas)
  • Central/South America, 2021 was Kyle Weber and Tomas Suar, Guatemala (Kak’ik)
  • Central/South America 2022 was Maria Eva Itraiago Rivera and family, Venezuela (Tequenos)
  • Europe, 2018 was Jon Olsen, Norway (Krumkake)
  • Europe, 2019 was Marksym Korotetsky, Ukraine (Borscht)
  • Europe, 2021 was Liz McCulloch, England (Scones)
  • Europe 2022 was Carson Wilson, Scotland (Haggis)
  • North America, 2018 was Shelby RedCorn, Osage Indian (Corn chowder and fry bread)
  • North America, 2019 was Roman Moreno, PhD, Mexico (Carnitas)
  • North America, 2021 was Neptune Joseph, Haiti (Griot)
  • North America 2022 was Yesenie Cano, Mexico (Gorditas)

Know Your Neighbor Series

Each year we hold several “Know Your Neighbor Series” with a speaker or we watch a documentary on a specific population of people that lives within our community … and then the information is followed by meeting someone from that culture that tells about themself and answers questions from the audience. In 2018, we featured South Sudan with Peter Adup and Fidel Lual. In 2019, we had Mang Lian from Myanmar (Burma) with a documentary and also in 2019 University of Oklahoma Anthropologist Daniel Mains came and gave a presentation on Ethiopia (where he lived and studied for many years). The better we know our neighbors, the better we work together!

2018 Pangaea Event