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Does Language Influence Culture?

The Wall Street Journal recently ran a fascinating article by Lera Boroditsky about new cognitive research that suggests that language influences the way that people perceive the world around them.  When compared against each other, the differen...more

artists   diversity   Aug 10, 2010 • Views:4133 • Comments: 0


 
 
 

OPERA America Acknowledges Diversity

  In 2006 the National MultiCultural Institute awarded OPERA America a Leading Lights Diversity Award for Diverse Voices, OPERA America's 2005 annual conference, which provided a forum for a national dialogue for the opera community to pr...more

diversity   education   artists   Oct 31, 2010 • Views:18278 • Comments: 0


 
 
 

Oscars Feature Two Diverse Moments

In a year when nearly every Oscar nominee was white, the 83rd Oscars featured two multicultural moments: At the completion of the "In Memorium" section, Halle Berry, the first African American Best Actress Oscar winner, paid tribute to...more

diversity   artists   education   Feb 28, 2011 • Views:6673 • Comments: 0


 

Language versus Identity

"Canadians rarely say bad things, but what are we thinking?" The Globe and Mail by Diane Jermyn Feb. 20, 2011 “'Am I allowed to say that?' ... 'I thought it was a bad word.' "Everybody’s worried about using ...more

diversity   Jun 9, 2011 • Views:4456 • Comments: 0