On October 27, the Trinity Hall community celebrated students’ cultures through Cultural Day. Students set up tables with posters and foods to display their ancestral backgrounds. Many students also dressed up in their cultural attire and put on performances.
Two student organizations, ACE (Acceptance, Compassion, Empowerment) and Talk in Unity collaborated to host this special event. Teachers and students were given time to walk around and visit the different tables. After browsing the tables enriched with food and information about various cultures, members of the community showcased their talents pertaining to their culture, including dance, poem recitation and songs in their countries’ native languages.
Jacqueline Pena Gomez ‘24, ACE leader, felt that Cultural Day was a wonderful event that was very important for the Trinity Hall Community. She stated, “Cultural Day is an opportunity for our community to flourish in diversity through celebrating and acknowledging our heritage.”
Additionally, Talk In Unity leader Sheila Riano-Cruz ‘25 felt a sense of warmth and happiness when she saw her vision of Cultural Day come to life. She said, “Cultural Day turned out to be everything we envisioned it to be. It was very emotionally moving to see everyone proudly representing their culture and sharing their culture within the Trinity Hall community.”
The Cultural Day celebration provided students with an opportunity to learn about various world cultures. By studying the history of different countries, learning fun facts, connecting to our own community and hearing from young women from different locales, students were better able to find commonalities within family heritages.
Trinity Hall is a community that embraces varying cultures, and students want to continue to celebrate the diversity that makes us who we are. It was a beautiful way to bond over each other's cultures, and the community is looking forward to celebrating it again in the future.