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Intercultural Events Keep Coming

This month, the Social Justice and Cultural Clubs continue to offer a rich blend of varied and exciting events. From benefit concerts to a Henna night, this month guarantees to be special.

“By attending these events, the HWS community can gain a sense of cultural understanding and competency,” says Intercultural Affairs Program Coordinator, Darline Polanco ’09. “All the events offer a good chance to step out of one’s comfort zone and have fun and seeing what students can really do.”

On Saturday, Nov. 14, the Caribbean Student Association will celebrate 10 years of Caribbean Culture at HWS. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Comstock Dining Room the HWS community can commemorate Caribbean culture through food, music, and entertainment. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for non-students and may be purchased at the college store.

Also on Saturday, Nov. 14, the Latin American Organization will sponsor a professional dance instructor to teach Samba. This event is open to all dance levels and the HWS community is welcome. Lessons will run from 1 – 3 p.m.  

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Project Nur will sponsor “Hajj and Multiculturalism,” an event created to allow students from all backgrounds to understand that Islam is an inclusive faith. This event will begin at 6 p.m. in the Vandervort Room and will have a guest speaker, along with food provided from recipes of Hillel, LAO, CSA, and other cultural groups.

On Saturday, Nov. 21 at 9 p.m. in the Barn, the Student Movement for Real Change will hold a Benefit Concert. There will be three student performers who will open for the main attraction, El Ka Bong. All the proceeds will benefit the mentoring program created by Jalisa Whitley ’11 under the Project SERVE initiative.

Earlier this month, event offerings included Henna Night sponsored by the Asian Student Union; Diwali, popularly referred to as the festival of lights was celebrated;  the popular step team, Hip-NotiQs, held their annual show, “We Keep the Beat”;  and the Latin American Organization held a Latin themed Open Mic “Flavor of the Night.”