Every year, the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ Graduate Student Association (CVMBS), VOICE (Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Empowerment), and the Council for Diversity and Professionalism get together and host a multicultural event.
The CVMBS International and Cultural Festival celebrates diversity on campus by sharing multicultural cuisine and watching traditional performances.
This year’s event was really fun; the weather was nice and I got to hang out with my friends while enjoying food and music.
There also was a photo booth and henna station, so I got henna tattooed on my hand.
I also learned a few fun facts about henna; it started as a cooling mechanism applied on the hands and feet, with each design carrying a special meaning.
At the festival, I got a flower, which symbolizes joy and happiness.
With only four weeks left of my third year of veterinary school, and I hope this henna brings me in lots of joy and happiness!
Most of all, I appreciate how the college dedicates a day to celebrating diversity.
I believe events like this increase awareness and show students the importance of respecting our differences, here and throughout the Texas A&M campus.