World day for cultural diversity for dialogue and development

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May 21 is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, a global event established by the United Nations in 2002. It’s an opportunity to deepen our understanding of diverse cultural values and to learn to live together more comfortably.

Since coming to college, you’ve likely met people whose racial, ethnic, religious, or social background varies from yours. Or maybe your experience of the world is different because you or a friend. What have you learned about your friends’ experiences and cultural practices? That’s a great way to expand your knowledge and understanding
of people whose lives don’t match yours.

On this day, the UN encourages us all to “do one thing” for diversity and inclusion. Need ideas?

  • Read about another religion, attend an unfamiliar service in a place of worship, or try an interfaith event.
  • Visit an art exhibit or a museum dedicated to other cultures.
  • Plan an international movie night.
  • Volunteer with an organization that works for diversity and inclusion.

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