By Isabella Maso | Reporter
Every Tuesday night, the Bobo Spiritual Life Center hosts a Cross Cultural Engagement dinner as a way for students to experience different cultures and find a community.
The Hispanic Student Association hosted this Tuesday’s Cross Cultural Dinner, and the Bobo was filled with the smell of garlic and onions that came from the HSA’s cooking.
In the kitchen, were nine members of the HSA frantically preparing and cooking the meal for the evening’s dinner.
The dish? Shredded chicken with rice, vegetables and fried plantains.
“We find that community is built around cooking and sharing a meal, and so we try to focus on that primarily,” said Dr. Josh Ritter, assistant director for Formation. “We try to set up this place as a space of belonging and acceptance, where we talk about cultural humility and we also talk about religious and interfaith literacy.”
Valencia junior Lucila Beuses, explained HSA outreach and service director, the intended impact on the community she wants the organization to have.
“HSA is here at Baylor to make a community for the Hispanic and Latino people that are here. We are also here to teach people about the Hispanic culture and what we are about. Especially now, we are trying to move away from just being Mexican-American to a more diverse organization. We want to include the 20 countries in Latin America.”
This will not be the only event that the HSA will be a part of this semester. According to the HSA website, HSA hosts events throughout the year. Some events include the Hispanic Heritage month banquet, and member meetings.
For more information about the events hosted by the HSA, or if you are interested in membership visit their website.
For more information about cross cultural dinners and events hosted by student organizations visit their website.