(Columbia, Tenn. – February 22, 2011) - - - The Williamson County Campus of Columbia State Community College held its third annual International Love Feast sponsored by the offices of Access & Diversity, Student Services and the International Studies Committee on Tuesday, February 15.
Everyone was encouraged to bring a covered dish that represents his or her heritage. “This was the third annual event—the basic theme is love and the love of each other’s cultural differences,” said Daniel Johnson, assistant professor of communication studies at Columbia State. “Food has a way of bringing people together and this event promotes diversity. We want our students to begin thinking about the world beyond Middle Tennessee.”
Food was not the only form of celebrating, as Grammy-nominated gospel performer DeWitt Johnson celebrated with an eclectic mix of love songs. Several of Johnson’s songs are used as themes for television and radio gospel music programs, including "Glad to be in God's Service,” "I've Been Touched," "Nothing Gonna Hinder Me," and "Things Have Got To Get Better."
“I believe that being proactive, aiding others, fellowship and brotherhood is important to the success of one’s community,” said Williamson County Campus student Brian Bowie. “Love is a powerful thing. The International Love Feast represents unity and all of those things.”