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Books to Help Your Kids Explore the World

Books are great a way to grow cultural understanding, cultivate respect for others, and develop a sense of belonging in a diverse world. Check out this list to help your children engage in the world around them.
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Preventing Cultural Stigma During A Global Health Outbreak

Don't let fear of the coronavirus lead to cultural stigma. Instead, focus on how you can prevent bias and discrimination, and stay healthy.
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A Quest for Culture: Alexander the Great 2020

U.S. Marines and Hellenic Marines took part in a culture day in Litochoro and Vergina, Greece, during the bi-lateral exercise Alexander the Great 2020.
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How Other Countries Celebrate Valentine's Day

When you think of Valentine's Day, you probably think of chocolate, roses, and cards. But around the world, different countries celebrate the love a little bit differently—be it in the gifts they exchange or the day on which they actually celebrate…
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Community Outreach and Education in Kosovo

Soldiers assigned to Kosovo recently hosted an education forum with the Women for Women organization.
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Camp Zama class teaches basics of ‘ikebana,’ the art of Japanese flower arranging

Students at the Camp Zama Arts and Crafts Center recently had the chance to learn the Japanese art of ikebana, or flower arranging.
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What is the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative?

The Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative established the baseline by which many other cultural recovery projects have been jump-started in the wake of natural disaster and war.
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U.S. language education lags, though its importance continues to grow

Despite the growing importance of language and cross-cultural competence skills in today's global economy, the U.S. still lags in language education.
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Volunteering builds partnership and cultural awareness

For the GREYWOLF Brigade, volunteering is to connect with our Korean allies, pay forward the kindness they have shown us, and continue to build a strong and lasting relationship.
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