Our campus community will have the opportunity to explore different cultures, beliefs and lifestyles during “Diversity Week.” Diversity Week offers campus community members the opportunity to learn about cultures, beliefs and lifestyles different than their own.
It is important to interact with those different from you. The events offered this week give us all an opportunity to take the first step in better understanding and tolerating those around us.
We must take the information learned from the conversations held this week and apply them on our campus and in our community. We must follow our promises with action. But how can we do this?
Take the time to speak with someone who is different than you. Try a new local, minority-owned restaurant or shop.
It is important to branch out into small minority-owned businesses in our communities. Try visiting a new store, restaurant or attending a cultural event in Shippensburg, Chambersburg, Carlisle or Harrisburg.
Supporting minortity-owned businesses will not only allow the owner to further invest in his or her business, but will also encourage a wide-variety of businesses in our area.
Let us take this opportunity to learn more about the cultures around us. Increasing our knowlege about other cultures will aid in the world coming together.