Society Blog | Culture Week!
African Caribbean Society are one of our newest societies, having only been ratified since November, but that isn’t stopping them getting stuck in and organising some fantastic events. One such event is their Culture Week 2017 – happening from the 8th – 14th May. The week aims to celebrate the ever growing diverse culture of our YSJ campus and the students within it, with support from plenty of our sports and societies, and will look a little bit like this:
The week kicks off on the Monday with an Introduction to the week, including a short film about the project and some guest speakers & representatives from the university and YSJSU.
On Tuesday there is a surprise guest speaker (even we don’t know who it is yet!) and a Bollywood night which promises to be a dance extravaganza. Wear the most colourful clothes you own for Dhamaal (endless fun) time!
On Wednesday our very own Japanese Society will be holding a Japanese themed café, as well as Psychology Society, LGBTQ+ Society and Islamic Society working together to bring you a mini debate event, which aims to bring awareness to diversity and heritage as well as offering an open forum for interesting and thought provoking discussion surrounding topics such as employment, crime, discrimination, education and race equality.
LGBTQ+ will then be hosting a diversity film night, screening Pride, which is based on the true story of UK lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British Miners’ Strike in 1984, in an unlikely but incredibly successful alliance.
On Thursday a range of our societies will be contributing to a Culture / Fashion Show, showcasing traditional dances, talents and clothes from our students’ cultures. In the evening African Caribbean Society have collaborated with Vudu and Jamrock to bring us a fantastic night time event
On Friday there will be a Culture Cookout, giving students the opportunity to share traditional dishes from their culture, whilst trying lots of other food from our students’ cultures too! We are hoping for games, music, charity and food stalls and maybe even a Disco fun castle.
Saturday will conclude the week with the African Caribbean Society committee hosting a debate and conclusion event, alongside hosting karaoke. On Sunday the Society will be holding a sip and paint charity event to raise money and have a nice relaxing painting session with a few drinks.