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Feb. 24: WSU Tri-Cities to host first multicultural night

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities welcomes campus and community members for a night of cultural exploration as part of its first Multicultural Night 4-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Consolidated Information Center (CIC).

“We hope to expose students to new cultural experiences while building a more inclusive campus atmosphere,” said Adriana McKinney, director of diversity affairs for the Associated Students of WSU Tri-Cities (ASWSUTC).

A presentation a 4 p.m. by Amer Zahr, an Arab-American comedian, writer, speaker and adjunct professor of law at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, will be followed by local belly-dancers and the WSU Tri-Cities orchestra club until 5 p.m. A local steel drum group will perform while university clubs host activities 4:30-5 p.m. outside CIC 120.

Food provided by Pacific Pasta and Grill will be served first come, first served beginning at 4:45 p.m. in CIC 120.

The event is hosted by ASWSUTC in partnership with the Diversity and Inclusion Council, Student Life, Crimson Crew, Queers and Allies Club, Dreamer’s Club and Orchestra Club. For more information, contact McKinney at


News media contacts:
Danielle Kleist, WSU Tri-Cities student life, 509-372-7104,
Adriana McKinney, ASWSUTC director of diversity affairs, 509-380-1174,


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