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Cultural Awareness

Becoming aware and understanding cultural beliefs, values, and perceptions.

Aug 03, 2020

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Photography Contest to Document the Story of an Artifact

The Global Oneness Project has announced its second student photography contest, The Artifacts in Our Lives. Each submission must also include a photographer’s statement and take into consideration how the artifact tells a bigger story about our common humanity.

Jun 15, 2020

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Essays and Literary Works Reframing US History

The 1619 Project, inaugurated with a special issue of The New York Times Magazine, reframes US history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as the nation’s foundational date. The Project is a collection of essays and literary works observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.

Jun 15, 2020

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Strategies for Facilitating Discussions About Racial Equity

In a post titled “Moving Forward Together,” the Connecticut Department of Education has compiled a list of resources to provide teachers, students, and parents with insights and strategies to help engage in a dialogue about racism, hate, violence, and other tragic events that children may hear about or see on the news.

Jun 15, 2020

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Poetry That Explores Social Conscience

Few American artists loom larger than Langston Hughes. He wrote novels, plays, short stories, films, librettos, children’s verse, newspaper columns, translations, and memoirs, and edited several important anthologies. But most of all, he remained a poet. From “Dreams” to “Let America Be America Again,” he explored social conscience and class difference with lyric beauty and music.

Jun 15, 2020

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Practical Ideas for Conversing with Children About Diversity and Inclusion

Talking Race with Young Children,” an episode of a podcast from NPR’s Life Kit, presents practical tips for having a conversation about race, racism, diversity, and inclusion, even with very young children.

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