This Saturday, March 12, International Student Association (ISA) will be presenting Colors in Harmony (CIH), EMU’s biggest annual international event. Seventeen years strong, CIH is a celebration of diversity through traditional dances, cultural music, songs, skits and a fashion show.
The two-hour show begins at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium. Also, remember to purchase your ticket in advance, this event has a history of selling out.
ISA is where international and domestic students advocate and provide support/resources to international students while promoting diversity and global awareness. This year’s show will have more international participants and volunteers.
Muneez Patel, the President of International Student Association, said there will be “100 performers and volunteers spread among 17 performances from China, Nigeria, Mongolia, Japan, Pakistan, India, Italy, South America, South Africa, Korea, Turkey, Germany, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Mali and more.”
These performances “encourage people to comfortably intermix with people from different cultures and reduces the gaps between the domestic and international community” he said.
Freshman Jiaqiam Li, Chinese international student performing with Hansori (Korean drum group that spreads Korean cultural awareness) stated, “You learn so much about a culture when you participate instead of observe. I feel connected to Korean culture especially after we work hard and perform well.”
The months of preparation ranging from recruitment, information sessions and rehearsals show how dedicated ISA is to promoting diversity and cultural exchange.
Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for non-students. More information about purchasing tickets can be found at the Student Center, Convocation Center, Quirk Hall or emutix.com.