WORLD CULTURAL DIVERSITY DAY
DO ONE THING FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION ON WORLD CULTURAL DIVERSITY DAY
WHEN: TUESDAY, MAY 21ST, 2013
TIME: 12: 00 PM-2: 00 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (Calculate your time zone here)
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CONTRIBUTORS AND LISTENERS DIAL-IN NUMBER: (760) 283‑0850
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNITED NATIONS ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATION (UNAOC)
HOSTS: Kim Marie Swann, Frances Ann Hanlon, and Michael Harrop
GUESTS: Jean Christophe Bas, Stan Cottrel, Dr. Burt Danet, Mary Jennings, Sacha Chavez, Olalade Siyonbola, Beverly Bronson, Emma Gillespie, Noeleen Cholla,
Celebrating the beauty of our diverse Values with music, poetry, arts, and words of inspirations.
|Ololade Siyonbola is educator and a poet. She is the author of Market of Dreams, the first quadrilingual poetry collection by a Nigerian author; and the co-founder of the Yoruba Cultural Institute. Meet Olalade: http://www.siyonbola.com|| |
Khaled Dajani – Musician — Middle Eastern Khaled is a groundbreaking band whose unique brand of Alternative World Fusion music combines hard rock, Spanish style guitar and Middle Eastern music elements into one explosive listening experience. Meet Khaled: http://khaleddajani.com/
|Mary says “I believe that the difference between an artist and the average person is a fearless and relentless willingness to expose their quirks, oddities, secrets, and passions for the entire world to see and hear.” Mary is from Nashville, Tennessee. She is, indeed, a cultural asset. It is our pleasure to have her and a privilege to be a vehicle to export her remarkable voice and message of inspiration to the world. Meet Mary: http://www.jennings-music.com/||Jean-Christophe Bas, Deputy Director, Strategic Development and Partnerships, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. Jean-Christophe is the author of L’EUROPE A LA CARTE (Editions du Cherche-Midi), a book of reflections on Europe published at the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. From 1999 to 2008, Jean-Christophe served as Development Policy Dialogue Manager at the World Bank and set up innovative mechanisms of strategic dialogue between the World Bank and key constituencies around the World on Development and Poverty eradication challenges. Support the UNAOC Campaign: (facebook.com/DoOneThingforDiversityandInclusion)|
Stan Cottrell is an award winning world renowned ultra distance runner. He held the Guinness World Record for his 3,103.5 mile Trans-USA (east to west) run in 48 days, 1 hr. 47 min., breaking the prior record by 5 days (that’s an average of 66 miles per day). Another of Stan’s renowned accomplishments was running from Edinburgh, Scotland to the Rock of Gibraltar in 80 consecutive days, 80 Km /day through 12 countries. In 1984, Stan ran 2,153 miles from the Great Wall of China to Guangzhou. Now at 70 years old, Stan has more than 200,000 ultra distance miles through 38 countries in his portfolio.
Stan believes that Sports is a powerful communicator and can open doors that cross cultural and political boundaries. In 1984, he founded Friendship Sports Association, Inc. (FSA), a charity with focus on the “Friendship Run” based on the principles that unique athletic events, ultra-distance runs, health and fitness, conditioning and nutrition, camps, seminars and cultural activities can break down walls of misunderstanding between nations and peoples, foster cross-cultural understanding, communication, friendship and cooperation, and spread hope and help in the world, especially for the downtrodden and children. He is constantly taking up new challenges. His new adventure and epic odyssey of global friendships is scheduled to commence in Ethiopia this year, 2013. Follow and “like” The Great Global Friendship Run on Facebook, and learn more about Stan Cottrell on FriendshipSports.org. Get to know Stan:https://www.Facebook.com/TGGFR
|Beverly Bronson — Antique entrepreneur in New York City. English born. Living in Nepal Kathmandu /NYC A mother of many as she founded an orphanage and adult education home in Kathmandu. Meet Beverly: http://www.Gharsitamutu.org||Burt is a Clinical Psychology Consultant for over 20 years with published papers in scientific journals. He founded a company known as A Better Community for All (ABC4All), an Organization doing phenomenal things around the world. Get to know Burt: Http://www.abc4all.net|
Emma’s Imagination – Musician (Emma Gillespie) – Glasgow, Scotland From the beautiful to the bizarre, Emma’s songs give the listener a momentary window into her vivid imagination. A raw love and passion for music, now tempered by years of travel, introspection and musical experimentation have resulted in an incredible collection of songs, finally coming to life. Meet Emma:
Lord Lorax (aka Sacha chavez) Musician — Native American Descendant Lord Lorax follows the code of evolution in accordance to the message of Dr. Suess . Surrendering to the sound could not be a greater honor. With a blanket of melodies and words, Lord Lorax will invite you to an enchanting realm where the Lorax has the final say. This time, the trees shall be heard. Www.reverbnation.com/lordlorax
|Claire Costello- Irish born fashion designer who move to NYC 10 years ago and currently works for John Varvatos. She grew up deep appreciation for traditional hand crafts and specializes in knit and sweaters. In her spare time avocates for the use of green open space with a focus on advocating for the creation and maintaining of nyc gardens.||Fernando Liao – Chilean. Asian heritage. Photographer|
|Andrea Patterson, Actress, Singer, and a chef. Originally from Detroit snack master flash – mother of twins Andrea found a way to introduce healthy snacks to assure she and her family consumed positive foods in her fast pace busy schedule.|| |
Benjamin Aggerbaek– Musician– Copenhagan, Denmark. Benjamin Aggerbæk has released 4 albums. He has been given three music awards in Denmark throughout the last 4 years and is daily being played in danish national radio. He has opened 4 weekly showcases in Copenhagen for original music and has toured around US and Europe regularly the last 7 years.
Here is what I about my latest double album release: http://www.aggerbaek.dk/
|Teake is a spoken word and martial arts performer who r |
ecently relocated to Brooklyn after leading the Harvard Wushu Performing Martial Arts team as an undergraduate at the university. Studied Gender Studies while at school and I have a passion for bridging gaps between diverse social groups and expanding my understanding different cultural ideas and perspectives
|Noeleen Ní Cholla — was born and went to school in Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland. Her interest in singing began at an early age encouraged at home and in school. Noeleen singing has a beautiful sound which stays with you long after the song has finished. She has won a number of national and international contests including most recently, the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. The festival held in Llangollen, Wales sees performers from over 120 countries and has been running since 1947. Meet Nolleen: http://www.myspace.com/music/player?sid=11660490&ac=now|
|Lily Anne Myers. American Song writer and social Activist. Loves to travel. Lived in Hong Kong, and resides in NYC.|| |
Robert Mullen, Drama Teacher, Dubai,
Amun Ra, musician, Poet
Cora Rose, musicican
Cherrelle Janecek, Vocalist, Actresss
Charlene Janecek, Graphic Designer
The world’s paradigm has shifted from cultural homogeneity to cultural diversity. The term “cultural diversity” expresses the variety of our cultural differences, showcasing each in its unique way, and highlights the strengths of cultural synergy in society. The term is also a driving force for development, not only in respect of economic growth, but also as a means of enjoying a more fulfilling personal experience, whether intellectually, emotionally, morally, or spiritually. Foundation for Cultural Diversity has been collaborating with various organizations to celebrate “Cultural Diversity Day” in various ways since UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific, and Culture Organization) proclaimed every May 21 the “World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development” at the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity back in November 2001.
The main purpose of Foundation for Cultural Diversity is to promote social and cultural multiplicity by organizing and producing various cultural exchange programs and events in the belief that by celebrating our differences we can become more tolerant and gain a deeper appreciation of our fellow human beings. When we share our heritage and customs in a respectful, cohesive, and constructive way, we take one step closer towards a more equal and fair society. Foundation for Cultural Diversity is the parent organization for African Views Organization and has the capacity to serve as an “umbrella group” for many ethnic and cultural associations.
In short then, “Diversity Day” provides us with an opportunity to deepen our worldly understanding of the principles that make us who we are. This year, on May 21, 2013, at 12 PM EST, Foundation for Cultural Diversity is teaming up with the United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC) in support of its ‘Do One thing for Diversity and Inclusion’ Campaign. We plan to bring together people from all cultural, social, religious, economic, and ethnic backgrounds to inspire our diverse communities to come together in a positive and inclusive spirit through the AV social media radio. We expect individuals from multicultural communities and representatives of ethnic based groups to come together from various part of the world and share experiences on diversity, discuss ideas of inclusion, highlight challenges for rapprochement, and celebrate our differences on this forum.
How to join the campaign?
- “Like” us on Facebook to start a discussion on our wall, follow our posts and videos and take part in the photo and video contests. (facebook.com/DoOneThingforDiversityandInclusion)
- Tell others about this day.
- Organize an event and contact us to put your event under the umbrella of the campaign.
- To learn more about the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development visit:http://www.un.org/en/events/culturaldiversityday/index.shtml
- Are you passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion? Does your organization share our vision?
Find out how you can partner with us today
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This show was a great opportunity to introduce Stan Cottrell and The Great Global Friendship Run http://friendshipsports.abc4all.net. The sound was unfortunately often poor and made it hard to hear, especially some of the performances. The invaluable contribution this show has made to the concept of Global Cultural Diversity cannot be overemphasized. Unity Across Diversity is a theme that has been part of ABC4All Global Mentoring TEAM Project from the beginning of its presence on TakingIGGlobal as of 1⁄2006. http://projects.tigweb.org/abc4allglobalteam Further, the CELEBRATION OF ONENESS has become a theme as well: http://abc4all.net/coomovement.htm
Join the worldwide campaign
“Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion”, like the Facebook page and encourage your neighbors, your family, your friends and your coworkers to Do One Thing to support Diversity and Inclusion on the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development on May 21.
Every one of us can do ONE thing for diversity and inclusion; even one very little thing can become a global action if we all take part in it.
Why does diversity matter?
Three-quarters of the world’s major conflicts have a cultural dimension.
Bridging the gap between cultures is urgent and necessary for peace, stability and development.
The 2013 campaign, by encouraging people and organizations from around the world to take concrete action to support diversity, aims:
To raise awareness worldwide about the importance of intercultural dialogue, diversity and inclusion.
To build a world community of individuals committed to support diversity with real and every day-life gestures.
To combat polarization and stereotypes to improve understanding and cooperation among people from different cultures.