Editor’s Note: The following article was written by the CMA Diversity Officer Phillip Young ’17 (Granger, Ind.) and CGA Diversity Chair Madeleine Barberian ’17 (Toronto).
Who am I? Who are you? Who are we?
On May 22, 50 eager students met with Dr. John Yeager and diversity prefects to discuss the workshops that would happen on Diversity Day 2 (DD2). These student-facilitators have been prepped on the many engaging workshops and small group discussions that will happen on the morning of DD2, set for Friday, Oct. 7.
After the workshops, Pascal Brun ’12, USMA ’16, who co-authored an article on leadership that was just published in the New York Times in Education section, and 2nd Lt. Alix Idrache, whose photo at West Point’s graduation ceremonies this past May went viral, will speak to the community on the theme of “Who am I? Who are you? Who are we?” Following these speeches, there will be a Multicultural Fair with booths showcasing the diversity present on Culver’s campus, as well as a picnic where students and faculty can sample various foods from around the world.
The day concludes with a special 8 p.m. lakeside concert behind Roberts Hall of Science by renowned international DJ Michael Brun ’10. Along with his music, Brun has become noted for his promotion of musical artists in his native Haiti. His song Wherever I Go features musicians from the Audio Institue, a program of We Are the World Foundation for Haiti in partnership with Artists for Peace and Justice. The concert is free and open all students, alumni, and friends of Culver.
As involved, compassionate students the Diversity Council wishes to better our community with an enjoyable, but productive, day. We hope to provide an enriching experience for Culver in relation not only to understanding diversity but acknowledging and accepting our diverse faculty, staff and peers.