Penn State Berks International Thanksgiving Dinner and Gala to be held Nov. 16

Penn State Northeast Regional Thanksgiving Dinner
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WYOMISSING, Pa. — The Penn State Berks Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee will hold its annual International Thanksgiving Dinner and International Gala on Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. and the dinner begins at 5 p.m. The Gala portion of the program will begin at 7 p.m. This event is open to Penn State Berks students, faculty and staff.

The purpose of the dinner is to introduce international students to this traditional U.S. holiday. The dinner will feature a traditional U.S. Thanksgiving meal, prepared by Penn State Berks Housing and Food Services. International students will learn the history and evolution of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. In addition, students will present poems and insights on what Thanksgiving means to them.

The International Gala is a celebration of the different cultures represented by the student body. It will include a student fashion show, cultural dance performances, and desserts from around the world.

For more information, contact the coordinators of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, Alexa Hodge ([email protected]) and Lisa Mikula ([email protected]).