This week I had the opportunity to volunteer at an event hosted by SGA that was planned by our Senator for First Year Students! The event was called “World of Culture,” and the purpose of the event was to have many cultural groups on campus come to the event and have a table with a food that represented their culture. Some of the student organizations that came were DePaul Alliance for Latinx Empowerment (DALE), Black Student Union (BSU), and Hillel.
There were also tables with students who went on study abroad trips, so they had the opportunity to share what they learned about the culture of the country they visited on their trip and were able to share food they had on the trip with us. During the event there was also live music from two acapella groups on DePaul’s campus as well as a performance from a band from the Chicago community!
I felt as if this event was a great chance to allow people of many different backgrounds to all come together and not only be able appreciate their culture, but to be able to show it off to others! I got the chance to try foods from all over the world all within about an hour time frame, which I found to be amazing. There was also compost at the event which allowed SGA to focus on our sustainability initiative for this year! Overall the event was a huge success, and I cannot wait to see how it plays out next year. A big shout out to Maya, the Senator of First Year Students, for putting so much time and effort into planning such an amazing event that over 200 students got to enjoy! :)