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Come Celebrate Diversity at HWS

Cultural diversity will be celebrated at the sixth annual Caribbean Student Association traditional dinner
(Feb 3, 2005) GENEVA, N.Y.–At Hobart and William Smith Colleges, celebrating diversity is more than just lip service, and the annual Caribbean Student Association's Celebrate Diversity Dinner is a prime example of that.

“I really want people to come and experience the types of food and the types of music that people of the West Indies are accustomed to,” said Vassandra Bynoe, a William Smith junior and the club president.

In its sixth year, the Celebrate Diversity Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, in the Comstock Dining Room, located in Comstock Hall on the HWS campus. The menu includes traditional Caribbean food, including curried goat, fried plantains, steamed calaloo, potato salad, passion fruit juice, and black fruit cake, but there will also be several Latin dishes available.

That same night, the Celebrate Diversity After-Party will be held from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. at The Barn. Caribbean soca band, SOLID 7.0, will perform an upbeat fusion of calypso, reggae and folk music live during the event. With the temperature dipping below freezing, authentic Caribbean music will heat up Geneva as the community celebrates its likenesses and differences into the morning.

Tickets cost $3 students, and $7 for faculty and staff. Admission includes complimentary access into the after-party. Tickets for only the after-party will cost $1 for HWS students and $3 for non-HWS students. They will be available at the door but can be purchased through The College Store prior to Feb. 26.

The Caribbean Student Association, founded in 1999, is dedicated to educating the community about the cultural, political and social issues surrounding the Caribbean region. By dispelling various stereotypes and misconceptions, the student-run organization hopes to create further awareness of and respect for the Caribbean culture. For further information about the Association or the Celebrate Diversity events, please contact Bynoe at bynoe@hws.edu or (315) 787-6275.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are coordinate, private, liberal arts institutions located in Geneva, N.Y. The Colleges have one of the nation's top study abroad programs and are noted for their dedication to community service. Home to three Rhodes Scholars, Hobart and William Smith provide an interdisciplinary education, where learning is reinforced through on-campus academic centers and initiatives such as the Finger Lakes Institute, the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men, and the President's Forum Lecture Series.

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