Taste of Diversity shares cultures through cuisine

Interested in sampling free food from many different cultures? Then be at the Esplanade at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 10 for Trinity Diversity Connection’s annual Taste of Diversity event.

TDC is partnering with several student organizations to provide a variety of food for the entire Trinity community to try as a part of their mission to promote diversity on campus.

“Diversity is something we all have in common and people are not always aware of that. You learn so much when you see something that is different from what you normally see””it broadens your perspective. I want to make people aware of the diversity around them and give them the opportunity to grow outside of their individual bubble,” said Skylar Cho, first year and vice president of public relations for TDC.

Nine student organizations will have a table at the event with food indicative of the culture they represent: Indian Student Association, Vietnamese Student Association, Chinese Culture Club, Filipino Student Association, Black Student Union, Trinity University Latino Association, Muslim Student Association, Jewish Student Association and Japanese Culture Club.

“It exposes you to the different foods and cultures so that you can at least try them, and the food of another culture is not a big unknown to you,” said Soi Smith, coordinator for diversity and intercultural relations in CCI. “The goal is to bring people together, try different foods and hang out.”

Along with plenty of free and diverse food, the event will also include a henna table, a photo booth and music. TDC invites all students, faculty and staff to stop by and try new food and learn about other cultures.