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I love learning about world history and different cultures. I want to start a tweet chat series on cultural awareness, diversity and cultural identity. Cultural differences are beautiful, they make us unique and they form humanity in a way we know it now.

Discussions about cultural identity, regardless of their outcome, tell us a lot about ourselves, the people we know, the communities we’re a part of, and the world around us. Consider how your identities inform your perspectives of the cultural ideas that you discuss.

Cultural identity in the first place, encompasses a wide variety of subjects from elements of specific cultures such as dance, fashion, and language, to social constructions that have to do with gender, race, sexuality, nationality, etc.

Is it important to preserve a cultural diversity?

Are you comfortable to talk about the culture of your community either that of your parents or where you were born and raised?

Do you think your cultural identity is a big part of your individuality?

What does cultural identity mean to you?

Would you like to be a culture bearer?

Are you culturally competent?

Every single habit, tradition or style has a rich background underneath, a purpose and a goal.

Tell us more about your people and culture.

Things to keep in mind:

1. Be conscious of your privileges and your disadvantages in any given context.

2. Be conscious of the fact that everyone has hundreds if not thousands of identities.

3. Be conscious that stereotypes and generalizations don’t expose the truth.

4. Be conscious that you have limited knowledge about the diversity of any one culture.

5. Be conscious that you might be proven wrong by someone with a greater knowledge-base, or wider lived experience than you.

If you are interested in this tweet chat series, please indicate.

Why are cultural celebrations such an important part of society?

Why do we study other cultures?  What can we learn from them?

Do cultures define who we are as people—or do our shared experiences define culture?  Why?

How did you become a part of the different cultures you are involved in?  Were you born into them, or did you choose to belong to them?  Which culture is most important to you?  

Why is diversity important?

What kinds of things can we learn by studying other cultures?

What does it mean to have a diverse environment?  Do you think our schools, workplaces, communities should always have a diverse environment?  Why or why not?

What is affirmative action?  Define the concept and give three examples of places where it might occur.

Choose a cultural celebration from your own culture and explain how it has changed and evolved throughout history.  Then, write about the impact of those changes.

Choose another culture from around the world & research it. Then, write about the most surprising thing you learned

Here is a form for expression of interest (EOI) to participate as a culture bearer on the Momentswithbren Culture Series (MCS).

Thank you for your understanding. 

You can follow @MomentsWithBren.


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