The Intercultural Festival returns to Monroe Park

Olivia Wilkerson
Contributing Writer

Monroe Park was a celebration of different cultures this past Saturday for the Intercultural Festival, which works to show diversity and people with different backgrounds at VCU.

Organizations at VCU set up tables in Monroe Park and were excited to open up and talk about the mission of their clubs. The Intercultural Festival also hoped to educate students on cultures and how they can get out and help around the world.

Some student culture and country-based clubs chose to dress in the clothes from their countries to inform students at VCU. Photo by Chris Conway
Some student culture and country-based clubs chose to dress in the clothes from their countries to inform students at VCU. Photo by Chris Conway

The festival had different venues that sold food, clothing or informed people on how important diversity is for the community. Different music played throughout the park and there were live performances from the different cultural organizations at VCU to showcase the different cultures.

Organizations like the Nepalese Student Association, whose goal is to showcase the Nepalese culture at VCU, and other organizations, like the Saudi Student Organization and Muevelo, had tables and presentations to introduce their culture to other students.

These clubs held their own special performances or showed off the art that comes from their respective countries. The Saudi Student Organization dressed in traditional Saudi attire and had many different arts and crafts.

Muevelo is a dance organization at VCU that focuses on Latin and hip-hop dance. They hold classes and also perform on campus, including at the festival where they performed a dance.

The ladies of Muevelo welcome anyone who wants to join the club, even for those who cannot dance “We even have openings for people who are not dancers. We accept anyone willing to help,” said the club’s vice president.

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