ITC Diversity Chat Connects Students
     Published on 1/11/17   Tagged under:    District News    Extra-Curricular    ITC   

In a computer lab at ITC, students from Bosnia, Guatemala, Burma, Kenya and other countries – including the United States – gather for Diversity Chat.In a computer lab at ITC, students from Bosnia, Guatemala, Burma, Kenya and other countries – including the United States – gather for Diversity Chat.
 
“There has been a long-running civil war in Burma,” one student explained. “But it’s very pretty. I miss it there – it’s been eight years since I’ve seen it.”
 
“What I love about Kenya is that the people are more open, and they have a beautiful culture,” another shared. “There are different languages there, and I like everything about it!”
 
“I love America, because we have freedom and we can express ourselves.”
 
The students meet weekly to share stories about where they come from, talk politics and discuss current events facing the world. A student-created group, the students are even planning to organize ITC’s inaugural Multicultural Festival this year.
 
“There are people with different cultures all around the world,” Hanan Muse said. “But the people in our school aren’t so diverse. America is so unique and we need to show how much diversity there is!”
 
“This club is important because we can come together and support each other, no matter where we came from,” Zau Nhkum said. “The more we know about each other, the more we understand each other.”
 
We are proud of these #SCSDCivicReady students in the ITC Diversity Club for supporting each other despite their differences!