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December Celebrations and Culture

The calendar year is ending, but the multicultural learning opportunities are not. December ushers in a few well-known winter holidays, but are you familiar with their cultural significance? Hanukkah Hanukkah (Hebrew for dedication), also known as the Festival of Lights, is a Jewish holiday observed over eight days. This celebration commemorates the rededication of the […]

No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement

Author: Joseph P. Shapiro Topics: Handicapped Civil Rights, Discrimination against the Handicapped, Government Policy, History of Individuals with Disabilities in the US Summary Anyone can face disability from a sudden accident or disease at any point. This frightening and humbling notion that we’re all “vulnerable to this misfortune” colors our attitude towards the disabled, even […]

November Celebrations and Culture

The holidays are upon us, but there is much more to celebrate in November than Thanksgiving and Black Friday. The year may be coming close to an end, but the opportunities for diversity and inclusion are abundant. Here are some options to increase your cultural competence. Native American Heritage Month This month serves as the […]

October Celebrations and Culture

October may be best known for fall festivities such as Halloween, but there is also a multitude of noteworthy cultural celebrations. Let’s look at some opportunities to keep in mind amongst planning those pumpkin patch visits.   Indigenous Peoples’ Day  2021 marked the first time that a U.S. president officially acknowledged Indigenous Peoples’ Day via proclamation. […]

Are People Just Too Busy?

What does it mean to “stop and smell the roses”? It means consciously directing your mind to be aware and attentive to the present moment to experience and enjoy more of the world surrounding you. But in today’s work culture, are people too busy for roses? In 2007, a renowned violinist Joshua Bell played 6 […]

So You Want to Talk About Race

Author: Ijeoma Oluo Topics: Race Relations, Intercultural Communication, Ethnic Studies, African American Studies, Political Freedom & Security, Civil Rights Summary “I started writing out of frustration,” Oluo begins with searing honesty, a tone woven throughout the book So You Want To Talk About Race. She continues,  “Frustration that there could be so many words to […]

In Defense of Witches: The Legacy of the Witch Hunts and Why Women Are Still on Trial

Author: Mona Chollet Topics: Feminism, Sexism, Gender Equality, and Historical Mistreatment of Women Summary Conjure to mind the first witch you remember. Are you someone who envisions old hags with warts, green skin, and black pointy hats? Perhaps a wise woman in the woods with her beautiful garden of herbs and remedies? Or a quirky […]

September Celebrations and Culture

Fall is upon us and if you are lover of pumpkin, especially pumpkin spice lattes, your time is now! As we prepare to break out our favorite jeans and cozy sweaters, we also have several cultural opportunities to celebrate.   Labor Day   Labor Day is always the first Monday in September for the U.S. and […]

New 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

As of July 16, 2022, The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has been revamped and launched as the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. The new 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is designed to be easy to remember and provides trained mental health professionals to address not only thoughts of suicide, but any other mental health crises as […]