VOICES' HALLOWEEN CULTURAL APPROPRIATION PHOTO SERIES: "MY CULTURE IS NOT YOUR COSTUME"

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In anticipation of Halloween, Voices’  “My Culture is Not Your Costume” photo series seeks to create space for people of color to reclaim their cultural traditions and garments in the face of the cultural appropriation and exploitation that often characterizes the upcoming holiday. Listen to the voices of several members of our community, as they bellow loudly and clearly: Our Cultures Are Not Your Costumes.

We recognize that the conversation about cultural appropriation and exploitation is relevant always and must not be limited to the month of October. Please continue to have these dialogues, to be respectful of sacred spaces, and to be sensitive to members of all cultures, identities, and backgrounds, all year long. If you have questions or need help exercising sensitivity when selecting a costume for Saturday’s festivities, please reach out to your Diversity Peer Advisor (DPA). 

FEATURED BELOW:

Julia Wakeford '19

Charlie Aprile '18

Aria Parikh '20

Soumba Traore '18