New World VU
Teaching and Learning Department
For our Mayfield project, we will learn and experience different cultures at Vanderbilt first hand. Our main goal for the project is to spread cultural awareness within the Vanderbilt community. Each month, we will split into two teams. Each team will actively engage with a different multicultural organization and participate in that organization’S events for the duration of that month. We will select each particular cultural group based on their most prominent celebrations throughout the year. During this time, each member will have an opportunity to learn about the customs and traditions of a new culture in a time when that group is especially active. We will visit each group with a particular focus. Our goal is to learn about each group’s tradition in order to defeat any stereotypes that may surround that particular culture. During our involvement with the cultural organizations we will do several interviews regarding their traditions and how Vanderbilt acknowledges them.