Hiram College’s Intercultural Forum (I.F.) club will have its annual I.F. Dinner and Show on Saturday, February 24. This event is a Hiram tradition and celebrates the different cultures of the students on campus. This year’s dinner will feature various foods, including dishes from Pakistan, France, Argentina, Cameroon, Denmark, Ghana, and India. The dinner takes place from 4:30-6 p.m. at the second floor of the Kennedy Center and the show will follow at 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Hayden Auditorium.
“The beauty of the I.F. Dinner and Show is that the audience gets to experience different cultures from the comfort of the small town of Hiram,” says I.F. President Abeera Mehmood ’18, four-year club member and biology major.
This tradition is not only treasured by the students and faculty of the college, but also by local community members, says Mehmood. The I.F. show features performances such as Bollywood dancing, American Sign Language, Bhutanese dancing, Tango and Irish dancing, and an African performance.
“This event serves to bridge the gap between cultures, and allows people to connect on a more personal level,” says I.F. Club Vice President Lindsey Harris ’19, three-year club member and political science major.
Tickets for the dinner are $8 for Hiram students, $14 for community members, and $5 for children ages 5-12. Children younger than 5 receive free dinner. Admission to the show is free for everyone. Tickets can be purchased at the Hiram College Welcome Center or from I.F. club members.
For more details, contact Abeera Mehmood at firstname.lastname@example.org.