My Culture is Not Your Costume

Cultural appropriation is seen all across the country during Halloween. In hopes to spread awareness and prevent further contributing to oppression, the Otter Cross Cultural Center (OC3) at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) hosted a tabling event for students to engage in dialogue about cultural appropriation from Oct. 4 to 6. 

Different OC3 student coordinators were working the table each day, offering students important information on how to dress up for the holiday in non-offensive ways. In addition to supplying students with a pamphlet on the definitions of culture, appropriation and, ultimately, cultural appropriation, OC3 displayed examples of celebrities and models perpetuating the issue. 

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