New Prague HS to host ‘Culture Fair’ March 15

New Prague High School will host a "Culture Fair" on Thursday, March 15, in the school cafeteria.

The event will help students and community members learn more about different cultures that are represented in the school. There will be booths and people will be there to share information about their culture. There will also be samples of ethnic foods.

The fair will take place during the school day for students, and community members can stop in between 5:30 and 7 p.m.

The event is the brainchild of Anne Zweber, a junior at the school. She said it came about in part because of events that took place near the end of the school year last year, especially with the cancellation of a school play after a racially insensitive social media post.

"We talked about it in classes… Do people feel comfortable here?" she said. "I always assumed that people felt like I did, that they were comfortable. I found that was not always the case."

She said last summer she took part in a program through Global Student Dynamic - a company her brother Andy works for, and as part of the project she spent a day at the "Somali Mall" in Minneapolis.

"It’s a very different culture there. I felt very different. It got me thinking that this is the same way some people feel every day when they are at this school."

She thought about it during the summer months and approached....

To see more on this story pick up the March 8, 2018 print edition of The New Prague Times. You may also find out more information by clicking on their link : https://gsdnetwork.net/

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