Students from 19 countries, 14 states and 26 cities in Tennessee, along with faculty and staff from across the U.S. and beyond, make for an interesting Webb community. A special time is designated each year to share information about cultures, customs and religions, and students, parents, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate.
Slated for April 15-18, Diversity Week will include themed days devoted to a cultural symposium, a sharing of religions and performances. An introduction and overview of the week is planned on Monday. The cultural symposium on April 16 will include booths where people will share materials, information, food and exhibit handicrafts—anything that shows the importance of a culture. While the student body, faculty and staff regularly hear Christian scriptures in chapel, April 17 is for any member of the community who wants to share information about his or her religion. Participants will make a short presentation on stage, while the rest of the Webb community competes for a prize in the religion trivia that follows.
Capping the week on April 18, a variety of special presentations – dances, songs and demonstrations – will highlight the cultures of the performers.