College celebrates diversity through Cultural Awareness Day

College celebrates diversity through Cultural Awareness Day

April 25, 2017

Anoka-Ramsey Community College recently hosted a Cultural Awareness Day, sponsored by the Multicultural Club and the Office of Multiculturalism and Diversity.  

The Multicultural Club educated attendees about diverse cultures and encouraged attendees to celebrate the various cultures within the Anoka-Ramsey community.

Activities included:

  • an “Islam and Culture” talk by Humanities instructor Dr. Abdul Dardery.
  • a performance from Anoka-Ramsey’s World Drumming Ensemble.
  • a performance from the Theatre class about Poetry of Guantamo Bay Detention Camp.
  • a fundraiser for Somali Famine Relief, announced by the Multicultural Club.
  • an ongoing activity board, “Where do you come from?” announced by the U.S. Geography class.
  • A video compilation highlighting students’ heritage and culture on campus by the Intercultural Communication class.

"One of the things I enjoyed most about this year's Cultural Awareness Day was the collaboration across so many disciplines in the college,” said Dr. Kristin Doneen, college Philosophy Faculty member and Multicultural Club advisor. “This event really shows how invested our students, faculty and the college are in exchanging cultural awareness across the curriculum.”

For more information about more upcoming diversity events at Anoka-Ramsey, visit: AnokaRamsey.edu/campus-life/diversity-inclusion/