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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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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.

Spe­cial Guests

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.siy​on​bola​.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​.jen​nings​-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: (face​book​.com/​D​o​O​n​e​T​h​i​n​g​f​o​r​D​i​v​e​r​s​i​t​y​a​n​d​I​n​c​l​u​s​i​o​n)

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 Friend​ship​Sports​.org. Get to know Stan:https://​www​.Face​book​.com/​T​G​G​F​R

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​.Ghar​si​ta​mutu​.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:

http://​www​.myspace​.com/​e​m​m​a​s​i​m​a​g​i​n​a​t​i​o​n http://​www​.youtube​.com/​e​m​s​i​m​a​g​i​n​a​t​i​o​n

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​.reverb​na​tion​.com/​l​o​r​d​l​o​r​a​x
Keep­ing with his native routes Sacha plays with Inkarayu… http://​www​.youtube​.com/​w​a​t​c​h​?​v​=​b​d​S​r​f​r​y​j​R​1​M​&​a​m​p​;​f​e​a​t​u​r​e​=​p​l​a​y​e​r​_​e​m​b​e​d​d​e​d INKARAYKU is a Quechua word, which means “because of the Incas.” http://​www​.mic​club​.org

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​.agger​baek​.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/​m​u​s​i​c​/​p​l​a​y​e​r​?​s​i​d​=​11660490​&​a​m​p​;​a​c​=​n​o​w

Lily Anne Myers. Amer­i­can Song writer and social Activist. Loves to travel. Lived in Hong Kong, and resides in NYC.

Also fea­tur­ing:

Robert Mullen, Drama Teacher, Dubai,

Amun Ra, musi­cian, Poet

Nick Feder

Cora Rose, musicican

Cher­relle Janecek, Vocal­ist, Actresss

Char­lene Janecek, Graphic Designer

And more…

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.

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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.


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WORLD CUL­TURAL DIVER­SITY DAY 2013-​05-​26 20:41:14 abc4all
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abc4all Reviewed by abc4all May 26, 2013
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This show was a great oppor­tu­nity to intro­duce Stan Cot­trell and The Great Global Friend­ship Run http://​friend​ship​sports​.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 12006. http://​projects​.tig​web​.org/​a​b​c​4​a​l​l​g​l​o​b​a​l​t​e​a​m Fur­ther, the CEL­E­BRA­TION OF ONE­NESS has become a theme as well: http://​abc4all​.net/​c​o​o​m​o​v​e​m​e​n​t​.​h​t​m

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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.

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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.

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