Celebrating Diversity Week March 17-21

Diversity-GlobeCelebrating Diversity Week (formerly Multicultural Week) is an opportunity to build awareness, acceptance and pride around the wide range of cultures, experiences and walks of life that BUMC staff share. To celebrate the extraordinary diversity of BUMC, there will be live music in lobbies and ethnic foods from various nations for sale in the cafeterias throughout the week.

Monday, March 17

  • Entertainment: Angie Gates Duo, Noon to 1 p.m., Menino Pavilion Lobby (Latin/Portuguese)
  • Cafeteria Menu: A Taste of Europe and Ireland
    • Potato Leek- Europe
    • Corn Beef, Cabbage and Carrots –Ireland*
    • Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich – Italy
    • Seafood Paella- Spain
    • Black Forest Cake

Tuesday, March 18

  • Entertainment: Pat Loomis Duo, Noon to 1 p.m., Newton Pavilion Cafeteria
  • (North American Jazz)
  • Cafeteria Menu: A Taste of South/Central America and the Carribbean
    • Tortilla Soup – South/Central America
    • Jerked Pork – Caribbean*
    • Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken with Yellow Rice) – Cuban
    • Black Bean and Rice – South/Central America*
    • Fried Yucca – Caribbean
    • Okra – South/Central American & Caribbean*
    • Buttered Corn – South/Central American & Caribbean
    • Coconut Cake

Wednesday, March 19

  • Entertainment: Lance Martin Band, Noon to 1 p.m., Menino Pavilion Lobby
  • North American Rhythm and Blues/Jazz/Gospel
  • Cafeteria Menu: A Taste of Asia and the Middle East
    • Lentil Soup
    • Lamb Stew– Persian*
    • Pad Thai (vegetarian) – Thai
    • Roasted Potatoes
    • Mint Rice – Middle East
    • Sautéed Eggplant – Middle East
    • Marinated Green Bean – Middle East
    • Warm Rice Pudding

Thursday, March 20

  • The week’s signature event, Celebrating Diversity Fair, will take place in the Shapiro lobby from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to musical and dance performances, BMC’s Employee Resource Groups will exhibit activities and displays to showcase diversity.
  • Diversity Fair Entertainment:
    • 12:30 p.m. Sidi Joh Camara, African Drum and Dance
    • 1 p.m. Aurel D’Agostino, Belly Dance
    • 1:30 p.m. Silver Leaf Quartet
  • Cafeteria Menu: A Taste of Africa
    • Corn Soup – S. Africa
    • Cape Town Fruit & Vegetable Curry – S. Africa
    • Cod – Ivory Coast*|
    • Okra*
    • Corn and Plantain Stew
    • Banana Cream Pie

Friday, March 21

  • Entertainment: Anna Borges Duo, Noon-1 p.m., Shapiro Lobby (Portuguese); Boston Latin Academy Spirit Dancy Troupe, 2:30 p.m., Shapiro Lobby
  • Cafeteria Menu: A Taste of North America
    • New England Clam Chowder
    • Texas BBQ Ribs*
    • Fried Chicken
    • Baked Beans
    • Corn on the cob
    • Collard Greens
    • Macaroni and Cheese*
    • Apple Crisp
    • Corn Bread*

*Items served in Shapiro Cafeteria