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Cultural Identity

Why We Must Value Languages

Alissa Stern | Posted 04.06.2015 | Arts
Alissa Stern

If we don't actively counter the forces of cultural homogenization, the morbidity and mortality rates among languages will continue to climb.

When War Destroys Identity

Mehroz Baig | Posted 07.12.2014 | World
Mehroz Baig

Conflict causes disruption and destruction of many sorts, including that of a people's identity. That can be especially true with armed conflict where cultural sites and monuments are at greater risk of being damaged, intentionally or otherwise.

Finding my Cultural Identity for the Sake of My Son

Anjali Joshi | Posted 05.17.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

It wasn't until I got married and began thinking about starting a family of my own that I saw a problem with being so culturally illiterate.

Mundial Montréal #3: (Part Un) 'World Music Affaires!'

Marlon Regis | Posted 02.04.2014 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

Without a chance to brush up on my poor speaking or understanding of French, I was whisked away from LA to Montréal, Canada after an invite came into my inbox to attend the 3rd annual world music conference/festival Mundial Montréal.

My Missing Country

Silvia Pera | Posted 04.02.2013 | Teen
Silvia Pera

I have always had trouble figuring out to which country I belong. I travel regularly to Italy, speak Italian, have Italian friends, but I have always lived in the U.S. I don't really fit in either country.

Why Tibet Matters

Bianca Jagger | Posted 07.14.2012 | World
Bianca Jagger

2012-05-14-Screenshot20120514at8.39.35AM.pngThe Tibetans are standing up to the vast and expanding power of the Chinese state with nonviolent resistance through religious practice, song, literature and even self-immolation.

Reflecting on Hispanic Heritage Through the Lens of Travel

Marie Elena Martinez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Marie Elena Martinez

In South America, I felt a sense of place, a sense of belonging that I'd never felt in New York.