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Fall Diversity Fest showcases a variety of cultures

Approximately 400 students and staff attended Fall Diversity Fest for a first-hand experience of the multitude of cultures represented at Green River.

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion sponsored the Oct. 24 event in an effort to showcase Green River's diverse student body. Fall Diversity Fest also gave underrepresented students a forum where they could easily identify and connect with each other in a safe environment.

Performances included an endless variety of performances from all traditions, including dancing by the B-Boys, Bollywood-style dancing belly dancing and salsa dancing. Students also delivered singing and spoken word performances.

A DJ played pop hits in between performances. Excited students received henna tattoos. Many Green River clubs set up displays at the event and connected with interested students.

Fall Diversity Fest educated the audience about different cultures in an entertaining way and opened doors and perspectives that otherwise wouldn't have been experienced. A student watching the performances said, "I didn't realize how similar my culture is to the ones I saw on stage today, the dancing, colors and the music. It was interesting and unexpected to see that."

Overall, Fall Diversity Fest demonstrated Green River's commitment to being a safe place for all that welcomes and embraces all cultures.

Fall Diversity Fest
The Indonesian Student Organization, pictured above, performed at Fall Diversity Fest.