The Caribbean Student Association (CSA) will host its annual Come Celebrate dinner on Saturday, Nov. 14. The event shares and celebrates Caribbean culture through food, music, and entertainment; attendees leave with a greater knowledge of and appreciation for Caribbean culture. This year’s dinner is particularly meaningful to CSA members because it marks the organization’s 10th year on campus.
“The Caribbean Student Association has been fostering strong pride in the Caribbean heritage while celebrating cultural diversity ever since its inception in 1999,” says the CSA President, Gabrielle Perez ’11.
The CSA executive board is responsible for planning the dinner and arranged for entertainment that includes student performers and a live band, El Ka Bong, which will play throughout the event. In addition, Judi Cermak, president of All Things Art, will be the featured guest speaker. All Things Art is an organization run through the Ontario County Arts Council that focuses on multicultural events and diversity.
“Overall, this is a very important year for CSA because we want our 10th year at HWS to be a successful one,” explains Perez. “We encourage everyone to attend CSA meetings and events because it gives us an opportunity to educate others on issues revolving around the Caribbean.” CSA meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Intercultural Affairs.
The annual Come Celebrate dinner helps fund the annual Masquerade Ball in the spring, a fundraiser for regional non-profits. The Come Celebrate dinner will be held at 5:30 in the Comstock Dining Hall. Tickets are $5 for students; and $7 for all others, and can be purchased at The College Store and at Student Activities office.
The photo above was taken of Sky Davis ’10 speaking at the 2008 CSA dinner.