Cameron University celebrates global cultures on Diversity Day

Cameron University's Lawton campus will be filled with the sights, sounds and tastes of global culture on Friday, October 24 for a Diversity Day celebration. The event, which takes place at Cameron Park (south of the Student Activities Building), kicks off at 11:30 a.m. with a special ceremony by a group of Buffalo Soldier re-enactors. Campus organizations including the Ebony Society, International Club, Latin Alliance, Cameron American Indian Association, Asian Club and Students of the Caribbean Alliance will present performances and share food samples from their cultures.

"Diversity Day is a great celebration of the rich cultures represented by students on our campus," says Cathy Billings, Student Development Specialist.  "With this annual celebration of Diversity Day, we want to encourage understanding and respect and to promote unity among people and cultures as well as educate others through experiences."

At 3:30 p.m., the Students of the Caribbean Alliance will host the SOCArnival 2008 to conclude the celebration. The SOCArnival includes a parade, food festival, and plenty of music and dancing in the park.

This event is free and open to the public.  For more information contact the Office of Student Development at 580-581-2209.

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October 22, 2008
PR# 08-184