Young Ethnic Scholars, WPS present: International Night 2022 on May 18th, at 6 PM at the Wellesley High School auditorium. International Night is a school and Wellesley community-wide event to raise cultural awareness among students, parents, and the community as a whole. This day of cultural exposure will give participants a place to begin their journey of cultural acceptance, diversity, and anti-racism.
The goals for International Night include giving students the space to showcase their cultures for participants willing to educate themselves; to increase cultural awareness, decrease bias, microaggressions and racism within our schools and community and create a safe climate for students of color; to create an environment wherein students feel comfortable expressing their cultures and identities; and participants will have the chance to immerse themselves in music, food, and a variety of activities such as a fashion show, privilege walk, poetry, and more.
While YES hopes these activities will provide glimpses into the cultures we represent, as a group, we recognize that we cannot represent every culture or every aspect of each culture. We must also not tokenize the cultures we present, and education and reflection are highly encouraged. This event is free and open to the community. Donations are welcome.