Eddie's just asked for the Mary Seacole story (from Fantastically great women who changed the world) for the 3rd time. Is he particularly touched by the story of someone with brown skin, like him? Or is it just a good story? Who knows, I asked him and he just shrugged and said "READ IT!"
We are happy to inform you that Tūtaki got published in Public Magazine. Our very first “spread a word to the world” is done. The story is written in Russian language and published in Kazakhstan about the startup in London. Isn’t it diverse enough to describe the power of our team and who we are? More stories to come! The link is in the bio, and you can use google translate to read the story. Stay tuned with us,
Been thinking about My Good Friend @moore__rich lately as I’m extremely excited to see the Long Awaited @disneyanimation Film “Ralph Breaks The Internet: @wreckitralph 2” on November 21, 2018 especially with the Monumental Disney Princesses Scene. I would’ve love to been part of the film and Animated Merida since the character has been misunderstood by the other princesses similar to my own personal life story as a young happy bright Animation Filmmaker with part autism and worried that my disability would hurt my chances in life as I want to personally fit in with everyone. Just like Merida, She never gave up on her dreams and proved that she fit in with Everyone with loving support from her loved ones especially her family; I’ve been very fortunate in my life to have caring support from loved ones especially family and friends plus never giving up on My Ultimate Dreams. Hopefully I’ll finally get the long awaited chance of working at Disney Animation Studios making timeless animated classics and inspire many future artists that no matter whatever we look like in the world that we are all very special and can make a major difference for our loved ones.
@disneyanimators @disneycareers #disney#disneyanimation#disneyanimators#ralphbreakstheinternet#wreckitralph#wreckitralph2#merida#disneyprincess#animation#cg#film#cinema#art#story#character#international#diversity#dream#childhood#inspire#family#friends#autism#autismawareness#love#care#support#classic#future
Next #tbt to celebrate our 35th anniversary- legacy moments from VMC's support and advocacy for Victoria's #diversity .
It’s 2011 and there’s a fresh voice on the scene at VMC - new Youth Commissioner Yasmin Hassen.
For the first time since VMC began, a young person would be that future leader of social cohesion to consult with youth, give advice on youth issues and bring innovation to how communities working with young people might support them and promote diversity in Victoria.
It was a move to encourage young culturally diverse Victorians to be the torch-bearers for our state’s diversity.
As a member of the Victorian Government’s Multifaith Multicultural Youth Network and with experience working and volunteering at a range of multicultural agencies - Yasmin saw the role as an opportunity to represent the diversity of young voices throughout the state. In her words, multiculturalism brings an appreciation of difference, “It brings a normality to difference and humanises our diversity. Increasing genuine understanding of difference is always a good thing”. Arriving to Australia as a refugee from Ethiopia, Yasmin once told us - “being a refugee is a transient state of being, not a label attached to you for ever more, it’s a process you go through”. Wise words from a bright and determined young person who wanted to give back to the community - not least as our very first Youth Commissioner. *A couple of snaps from our collection – Yasmin helping to put together the MMYN’s banner for the Ubuntu stage at Viva Victoria in 2011, and receiving an accolade at the Victorian Refugee Recognition Record exhibition in 2013.
“My first time abroad, I got robbed. I was doing an internship in France when I decided to go to Pamplona to see Spain’s bull run. Coming from India, I’m always careful with my wallet, but just not that day. I instantly regretted it after a thief used a blade to slash open my pocket and steal my money. I reported it to the police but was told no English. Good thing a British lady who spoke Spanish helped me translate, otherwise I would’ve had a nervous breakdown since it was already 4 a.m. and the thought of walking 400 km back to France didn’t excite me. After calling my dad to cancel my credit card, the officer dropped me off to the bus terminal so I could get back to Toulouse. He wrote something on my passport to show the bus driver to let me board the bus without paying. But then the next bus wasn’t scheduled to leave for another two days. I was in despair when my luck started to turn around—free Wi-Fi! I was able to get a hold of someone at my internship who then arranged a ride on BlaBlaCar. I also miraculously ran into an old Indian friend of mine at the station, who let me borrow 50 euros. Only problem was, I had a big falling out with him, so I had to swallow my pride when I asked him for help. He was very sympathetic and we even buried the hatchet. I got back safe and was grateful for all the good Samaritans who showed me kindness. From then on, I vowed to pass it forward.”
« Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that »
Martin Luther King, Jr.
This picture was taken during our Monk for a Month Tibetan tradition program in Spiti Valley, India.
Just saw @crazyrichasians and have to give major props to @jonmchu and @kevinkwanbooks I went on a whim because there was a showing 5 mins from the time when I just happened to be passing the theater, and was surprised by the impact it had on me. I had no idea how empowering it was to see not just someone like you but a bunch of someones like you on the big screen, in English, who weren’t #ninjas or #kungfufighters , or #comicrelief or in a #periodpiece My second surprise came when half way thru the film I realized that I had forgotten that basically everyone on screen, down to the extras, were Asian and was just caught up in the fun, entertaining characters and story. I now understand the importance of championing more diverse storytelling like #blackpanther and #coco Everyone should have the chance to be empowered by seeing their story represented and legitimized on the big screen. #goseeit#diversity#timeforhollywoodtostepitup
Promoting equality and diversity is at the core of HKU’s vision.
A wide range of support services is provided to students with disabilities or special educational needs (SEN), not to mention maintaining an equal and harassment-free learning environment.
We also acknowledge the needs of parent students and religious followers so amenities like baby care rooms and a multi-faith prayer room can be found.
Echoing the ‘Go Green’ initiative is on the priority list for HKU too. Disposing plastic water bottles and the "Skip the Straw Campaign" are a few examples to realize HKU’s commitment to sustainability.
Students with disabilities or special educational needs (SEN): http://www.cedars.hku.hk/CoPE/SEN
Equality, diversity, and sustainability:
A free course on language awareness and diversity in the primary classroom
In this practical course primary school teachers will learn about the Language Explorers programme and will try out some of the activities from the newly published Language Explorers workbook.
Language Explorers is a new Language Awareness Programme for primary schools designed to promote an interest in languages from an early age and to raise awareness of linguistic diversity in the classroom and in the community.
The activities are strongly linked to core elements of the curriculum. The lessons form a “crash course” in linguistics, in which children discover the origins of words, they recognise sounds of familiar and unfamiliar languages, they learn new words from many different languages, as well as reaching a deeper understanding of the languages they use in school and at home. Through interactive games, story telling and story writing, children step into a world of languages that makes them aware of their own language abilities and encourages them to learn more about their heritage and about the people who surround them.
The course will be delivered by Dr Francesca La Morgia, linguist, and Mr Simon Rouse, Primary School Teacher
Participants will be able to purchase the Language Explorers activity book on the day.
Find out more at www.mothertongues.ie
✨If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door!✨ I have some very exciting things in the works that I’m bursting to share, and one of them involves a big road trip where I will be stopping in at different towns to share my journey with schools, businesses and well, basically anyone that wants to have a chat or a listen! Free hugs will even be given! Watch this space 🚪👊🏻💕 #roadtrip#mywheellife#ontheroadagain
Another 1/3 of a back monologue from my previous post, change and adapt from experiences.....(about family, fatherhood, expectations...do it up yo!!!!)..... check it out in full on my YouTube link! 😎. “ with the new day comes new strengths and new thoughts.” Eleanor Roosevelt. 👍just heating up .... more coming 😉🔥
I played baseball back in high school. My teammates are like my brothers. We spent almost everyday doing things together. If I was gay and decided to come out, I surely would’ve had some fear of losing my brother-ship. There is always a slight but firmly existing chance that your teammates would treat you differently as a consequence. Some might find it awkward changing clothes in the locker room with you. It’s sad but I would’ve probably had to choose between keeping the harmony of the team by staying silent and risking it by being myself.
Now things should be less difficult because there are more publically out athletes. What I found interesting is that I don’t know any LGBT baseball players despite that the sport doesn’t require physical contact unlike American football.
#love#equality#straight#LGBT#art#arts#humanities#diversity#comingout#photography #portrait#Japan#International #sport#athlete#brothership#baseball