West Virginia University’s International Student Organization is hosting a movie night this Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Gluck Theater, located in the Mountainlair.

The film is “Arranged,” the tale of two girls, one Orthodox Jewish and one Muslim, who are brought together through their professions as teachers and their arranged marriages. Their friendship grows as they go through the marriage process and share the values of their different religions, cultures and lifestyles.

A discussion will follow the movie. Those in attendance will be encouraged to speak about topics brought up in the movie and their own cultural views towards them.

The film is part of ISO’s mentoring program. The program is open to every American and international student on campus in the hopes of bringing together a variety of students. In addition, the program hopes to coordinate events for students that showcase diversity and build partnerships and friendships between domestic and international students.

“We’re hoping to host two cultural, educational or social events every month, from potluck dinners to international film nights to writing and public speaking workshops. Each event will facilitate small group interactions to build bridges between traditional students and international students,” said David Slusarick, ISO Mentorship Program coordinator.

“A program of this nature is important because it’ll help us broaden our minds, learn about other cultures and develop a strong network of support,” Slusarick said.

All students are welcome to attend.

For more information please contact Slusarick at dslusari@mix.wvu.edu or Eileen Huang at Hua.Huang@mail.wvu.edu.

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