Culture Fest tonight features free international food, cultural dances, games
Tonight, March 18, Lee University's Diversity Council is hosting their annual Culture Fest in Alumni Park (PCSU if inclement weather) at 6 p.m. as part of International Women's Week.
Students are invited to come sample free authentic international foods, interact with the club booths, participate in group games, learn cultural dances and hear international students share about their experiences at Lee.
The Diversity Council, joined by the Student Leadership Committee (SLC) this year, throws this event each year to dedicate a time to celebrate cultures from countries that are represented on our campus and to raise awareness of diversity issues around the world.
The Diversity Council is made up of several clubs; Leetinos, Asian Council, International Student Fellowship (ISF) and World African Students Association (WASA). Any student, regardless of cultural background, can be a part of Diversity Council through one of the clubs.
Jill Welborn, director of Student Development and of overseer of Diversity Council and Culture Fest, emphasized this event is not to be overlooked because it allows students to learn more about the international students on campus, while in a lively and high spirited atmosphere.
'The Diversity Council has put a lot of hard work into planning and making the event something that all students would enjoy,' Welborn said. 'It's a great opportunity for students to experience life outside of the Lee bubble while actually staying on campus.'
Culture Fest is not just a night for new experiences and entertainment, but is meant to give international students the opportunity to express and share their culture with their peers, Welborn said.
'For me, it's an opportunity to share my differences with others and learn about theirs,' Nikita Engineer, chair of the Diversity Council said. "In a way, we're all diverse, and unity in diversity is an amazing thing.'