Nepal, Africa Nights celebrate SDSU diversity

Ellen Nelson

Ellen Nelson

As the Winter Olympics begin this month, signifying a union of people and countries coming together, SDSU will also be showcasing two diverse cultures, Africa and Nepal on campus.

On Feb. 21, beginning at 6 p.m., the International Relations Club will host Nepal Night. This three-hour event will be held in the Volstorff Ballroom and will provide an opportunity to experience Nepalese culture. The Nepalese Students’ Association will provide samples of typical cuisines from Nepal and entertaining performances for guests.

“It will really be a lot of fun,” said Pramod Kc, president of the Nepalese Students’ Association.

“There’s over 12,000 students on this campus and not everyone has the same background, which makes events like this a great way to experience some other culture than their own,” SDSU junior Jesilyn Hohm of Huron said.

Also hosted by the IRC, Africa Night will be held on Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. in the Volstorff Ballroom.

Students and staff are invited by the African Students’ Association to learn more about their continent while enjoying the culture’s food and observing a diversity showcase.

Through her groups, Brown promotes American and international students to come together and get acquainted with one another. She said that Africa Night and Nepal Night both support her group’s mission and encourages students to attend.

“It’s a nice cultural sharing experience and I love the program,” she said. “The food there is absolutely fantastic.”

Estimated costs for the nights are $7 for students, $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets will become available to purchase at Information Exchange in The Union and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.