Pangea Week: We are One

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This first week of November, several clubs hosted Pangea: Diversity Week. Every day of the week, with the exception for Thursday, an activity is held to promote the importance of diversity on campus. The week was named Pangea to remind people of when the world was not divided into six continents but rather all was united as a supercontinent. “We were all one,” Adriana Salazar, Vice-president of the International Club, claimed. “We used the name Pangea to create the illusion that it’s time to go back in time and let the world be one again.” 

Students participating in Karaoke Night to celebrate Pangea: Diversity Week at Snow College. Photo by Andrea Bustillo

On Monday November 4, at the Rasmussen room in the Greenwood Student Center, eight students with leadership positions in the Multicultural and International club joined together with several guests for a diversity panel. In the discussion, they addressed several important terms such as the definition of racism, what to do when someone discriminates against a person and how important it is to be accepting and learn from other cultures. 

On Tuesday, a karaoke night was hosted because it brings people together according to the hosts of the activity. 

In order to promote the importance of learning about other cultures, on Wednesday, the International Club hosted a Tunisia and Morocco Cultural Night with the special guest performances from the Polynesian, Latinos in Action and Black Student Union clubs. 

To highlight the idea of the world being one, on Friday, a dance titled “We are One”  was hosted at the Greenwood Student Center. Snacks were provided and the music streaming was in different languages and rhythms in order for all cultures to be included. 

With the activities this week, students wanted to make people aware that diversity is a good thing and that despite the differences, everyone is equal. Pangea: Diversity Week brought students together and promoted respect and a sense of belonging regardless of people differences on the Snow College campus. 

Andrea Bustillo is an international student from Honduras. This is her second year at Snow College, pursuing a Broadcasting Communication Degree. She’s aspiring to achieve a Media Production major in Film, television and writing where she can inspire people through her work. Her philosophy is that if you can dream it and work hard for it, you can do it.

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