Immigrant Showcase Draws Diverse Crowd in Student Center

Temple students gathered in the Student Center Underground for the “Immigrant Showcase,” an interactive performance featuring immigrant and multicultural students studying at Temple University. The event helped foster diversity appreciation as well as collect school supplies for children in Trinidad.

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Featuring singers, musicians, dancers and storytellers, the Showcase had no shortage of talent in the room. Audience members had a chance not only to enjoy the entertainment, but to embrace the diversity in the room.

“I am Caribbean, my dad’s from Barbados, so I’m definitely excited to see a lot of Caribbean culture put on” said Ashley Archer, senior.

President of the Students of Carribean Ancestry (SOCA) student union,  Sofiya Ballin, who coordinated the event, shared how the event is impacting Temple students.

“Staying true to its mission…of staying true to being a diverse university” said Ballin. “We give back…[the] notebooks that people donated are going straight to Trinidad.”

SOCA hosts the “Immigrant Showcase” annually. For information about future events and highlights from past functions, follow SOCA on Twitter @SOCATU.

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