Multicultural week to embrace diversity on campus

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Multicultural week is set to celebrate different cultures and embrace diversity on campus beginning Sunday, September 24.

Activities such as music, dance, food and poetry will be occurring throughout the week. Students, faculty and community members are all invited to attend.

The festivities begin on Sunday, September 24, at the JFK Student Center from 4-6 p.m. People Respecting Others’ Unique Differences (P.R.O.U.D.) will be hosting a festival of gospel music during this time.

Monday night will feature the International Coffee House Poetry Special sponsored by the Literary Club. Students will recite poetry in any language they choose on the Frankie’s stage from 6-7:30 p.m.

There will be a soup kitchen awareness event in accordance with the Dorothy Day Outreach Center on Tuesday in Francis Hall. At 7 p.m. in Scotus 105, Support Educate Advocate Love (SEAL) will show a film.

An Enactus presentation will kick off Wednesday’s activities. At 6 p.m. in the JFK lounge, this organization will share stories of how students have changed lives and applied classroom knowledge in the real world.

Additionally, there will be a world music Jeopardy game at 7 p.m on Wednesday in Frankie’s. Open Mic Night will immediately follow at 8 p.m.

An information session about internships in Italy will be held in Sullivan 119 at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. Students can also make new friends and learn different languages from international students in the Boilerhouse from 4-6 p.m.

To end Thursday’s events, a panel of students will share their experiences studying abroad in a presentation called “The World Is Your Classroom.” This session will be held at 7 p.m. in Schwab 102.

Friday marks the largest event of the week – the Multicultural Fest. Located on the campus mall from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., the festival will display tables featuring different ethnic and cultural groups, clubs that display multiculturalism and majors, minors and organizations that promote diversity.

Various performances, such as dancing and singing, will highlight diversity among students and faculty on campus, as well as those within the community.

Clubs and organizations that will take part in the Multicultural Fest include the American Sign Language Club, Gaming Club, Anime Anonymous, HUGS United, the French program, the International Student Organization and many more.

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