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Bria Lamonica

Date

2-5-2018

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Diversity, Inclusion

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Carrying supplies, treats and decorations through the halls of the Memorial Union, members of the International Student Association (ISA), Of��ce of InternationalPrograms and Black Student Union (BSU) gathered together to host their weekly Coffee Hour. Held every Friday at 4 p.m. in the North Pod of the Union, International Coffee Hour is a sponsored event meant to share and spread diverse cultures represented oncampus. The hour of celebration also gives students and staff a chance to connect with students from different countries and backgrounds. “This event was in celebration of Black History Month, and it went better than we could have expected, with a great turnout,” Silvestre Guzman, director of the Office of Multicultural Student Life, said. “These activities expose international students to the different types of heritage months we have here in America, and also what kinds of programs and fun things we do at UMaine. It helps us build an inclusive community where international students, as well as multicultural and domestic students, can feel comfortable learning and growing.”

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Racial Justice_Maine Campus_2021_01_17r

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International Coffee Hour helps spreading culture across campus

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