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San Luis AWC students honor multiculturalism

 Arizona Western College students in San Luis with professor Sara Amani.
Victor Calderón/KAWC
Arizona Western College students in San Luis with professor Sara Amani.

Students at Arizona Western College in San Luis came together Wednesday afternoon to celebrate being multicultural and multilingual.

The third multilingual student expo allowed students to share their culture through song, dance and public speaking.

“I think it’s important to celebrate multiculturalism considering that we’re all made up of different religions, different ethnicities and we all have our different traditions and customs," said AWC student Camila Borquez. "I think we can all learn from each other and embrace our diversity to avoid discrimination and things like that.”

Some students dressed in traditional Mexican clothing and shared Mexican snacks including elote, or corn on the cob.

"With a simple conversation with another person that has different beliefs, a different ethnicity or a different culture, you can learn a lot," said student Rodolfo Osuna. "You can learn new things, you understand another person's point of view and you can meet new people and visit new places where you can embrace diversity."

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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