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Cultural Fest Highlights Diversity On Campus

April, 2017
  • students in authentic cultural garb
  • student at Cultural Fest
  • students in authentic cultural garb
  • students at Cultural Fest

The Cultural Festival was held on April 5 as part of QCC’s Diversity Week, which was sponsored by the QCC Student Life Office. It included a Cultural Food Fest with different cultural food examples.

Community-based cultural events bring people together in many ways to express their ideas, traditions and values. The event had tunes by DJ Sprino, who played music from around the world; Indian dancers, origami instruction, and a henna artist. Kelly Lamond, Program Assistant for Student Life at QCC, said about 200-250 students stopped by to try various foods and enjoy the events. 

Diversity Week, from April 3-5, also included movie screenings of Selma, about the civil rights movement and the march from Selma to Montgomery; Tickling Giants, about an Egyptian satirical show that has been compared to The Daily Show; and The Out List, a documentary film that features a diverse cross-section of accomplished leaders from entertainment, business, sports and public service sharing stories about their childhood, understanding gender and sexuality and building careers while out and reflecting on the challenges facing the LGBT community. 

The events were sponsored by the Office of Student Life and the Diversity Caucus, in partnership with other student clubs and organizations.