The Winona Campus hosted an Identity in a Multicultural World workshop April 25, which focused on inclusivity and diversity and featured a performance in the Page Theatre called They Call Me Q. The hour-long workshop, which took place before the performance, included 18 student participants who discussed multiculturalism in today’s society and ways we can progress on issues like LGBT, police reform, Islamophobia, classism, and more. This was the last in the series of Unity in Diversity programming scheduled for spring 2018.
They Call Me Q is the story of a girl from Bombay who is growing up in the Boogie Down Bronx while seeking a balance between the cultural pressures brought forth by her traditional parents and wanting acceptance into her new culture. Along the journey, Qurrat Ann Kadwani (Q) transforms into 13 characters that have shaped her life including her parents, Caucasian teachers, Puerto Rican classmates, and African-American friends. Laden with heart and abundant humor, They Call Me Q speaks to the universal search for identity experienced by immigrants of all nationalities.