Ivy Tech students, faculty and staff gathered around the Student Commons and stepped into a culturally diverse world. Attendee and Culinary Arts student, Toby Moreno, says that there is only one word to explain the importance of diversity.
“Enrichment. You know, it opens your eyes to new culture, to be worldlier. It’s diverse. It’s life.”
Representing the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Ken Thomas felt he needed to explain to students the most important way to educate others about racial equality and the NAACP.
“So many people, especially the younger generation, they’re not informed about the NAACP and just what it does,” said Thomas. “We are involved in community projects, we give out scholarships, and we try to eliminate discrimination.”
Moreno also explains why he believes it is important for people to try foods from other cultures.
“If you’re just stuck on McDonald hamburgers, it tells a lot about you, like what you eat. If you eat hamburgers your whole life, you’re going to be a hamburger. If you want to do other things, if you wanna be more adventurous, try something you’ve never tried before, it says a lot about you.”