BC Student Activities Acknowledges Diversity with Cultural Explosion Event

BROOKLYN COLLEGE–In honor of the diverse cultures that make up the Brooklyn College community, the Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership (SAIL) Center hosted its Cultural Explosion event on Thursday, Sept. 7. Over 190 attendees enjoyed food from Latin America, the Caribbean, the Southern United States, the Middle East, Italy and West Africa.

“The event was cool. In general, you don’t get exposed to different cultures that often, or you might know someone from a different culture, but you might not know their cultural food,” said Basamat Hamdan, a sophomore at BC and a member of the Muslim Women Educational Initiative.

Thirteen clubs and departments packed the sixth floor of the Student Center. The clubs in attendance included the African Student Union, Black History Month Committee, Black Student Union, Caribbean Student Union, Muslim Women Educational Initiative and the Russian Speaking Jewish Club. There were also five departments from Brooklyn College present: the Black and Latino Male Initiative, CUNY Edge, the Immigrant Student Success Office, the LGBTQ Resource Center and Tanger Hillel.