CCAC South Campus Diversity Day dedicated to local refugee community
PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus Diversity and Inclusion Committee will dedicate Diversity Day, Tuesday, April 7, to the local refugee community. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the South Campus Gym, Room G502. The college-wide Diversity Day will be observed independently at all four CCAC campuses.
The South Hills region is home to many refugees who have fled in recent years from conflict and strife in Nepal, Bhutan, Sudan and beyond. As they resettle and establish new lives in Pittsburgh, refugees often struggle with adversities such as language barriers and access to job opportunities and education. Many members of this community have chosen to pursue their educational goals and dreams of a better life at CCAC South Campus. They often begin their studies with an ESL class at the campus, which typically has a total of 40 to 50 students per semester enrolled in ESL classes.
The experiences of students in this community, as well as their rich ethnic heritages, will be highlighted during Diversity Day. Visitors will be able to engage with different cultures as they participate in activities, including yoga, live music, ethnic food of the Himalayas, traditional Indian dance, henna art tattoos, informational booths on cultures of the refugee regions and a lecture on the plight of refugees.
Members of the press are cordially invited to attend. CCAC South Campus is located at 1750 Clairton Road (Route 885), West Mifflin, PA 15122.