Students groups such as the Intercultural Forum have the opportunity to showcase the vast cultural diversity that is present among the Hiram College students and faculty. The Intercultural Forum hosts many events throughout the year, including trips, International Week and other activities that promote cultural awareness.
The club’s hallmark event of the year, the Intercultural Forum Dinner and Show, will take place Saturday, Feb. 28 beginning at 5 p.m. Dinner (featuring specialties from many cultures) will be served in Dix Dining Hall (Kennedy Center) from 5-6:30 p.m. Ticket prices are as follows: $12 for faculty, staff and visitors; $7 for students; $5 for children ages 5-12; free for children less than 5 years old. The show, which features song, dance, comedy and more – all showcasing students’ cultural heritage – will begin at 7 p.m. at Hayden Auditorium. The show portion of the evening is free.
Last year’s performances included a Japanese dance performed by the cross country runners and a performance by two students that dealt with turning stereotypes into a learning experience. Performances for this year’s variety show include dances that present Brazilian and African cultures, American dance performances by the Hiram Dance Club, plus much more.
“The ultimate goal of IF is to not show that there are different people in this world, but that we can all come together as one despite individual differences,” said IF President Stephen Yim ’15, an economics major from Paraguay. “Everyone knows a smile when they see one.”
“It’s like bridging the gap, especially for new students.” said Ashanti Shurat ‘15, a political science major and IF member.
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