Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Reynolds campuses embrace multiculturalism

Some of the most successful events hosted by Reynolds are coordinated through the College’s Multicultural Enrichment Council. This semester, the MEC hosted a Diversity Health Fair, a multicultural movie series, and a book discussion. The vision of the MEC is to create and implement multicultural experiences for faculty, staff, students and the community. The Council also attempts to educate the college community on the importance of fairness and inclusiveness, and the acceptance of differing views, beliefs, opinions, and perspectives of other people—both inside and outside of the classroom.

For the holidays, the MEC is showcasing information on Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights (celebrated December 20 through December 28) and Kwanzaa, a Celebration of Family, Community and Culture (celebrated December 26 through January 1). Read more about these holidays and the traditions associated with them at www.reynolds.edu/events.

Stay tuned for events during the spring, including another book discussion, a Black History Month speaker series, and a women's history month event that includes a panel of renowned women and a spring concert.
Diversity Health Fair participants get moving.

Diversity Health Fair exhibitors offered information on back health, child safety, men's health and more.

MEC book discussions and movie nights always include a discussion about the cultures and traditions portrayed in the films and novels. Traditional foods are often served as well. Recently, traditional Persian cuisine was offered during the discussion of the movie "House of Sand and Fog."