BY THE DIVERSITY STORY
What is Global Diversity Awareness Month?
October is Global Diversity Awareness Month, which is a time dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the beauty of diversity, and all of the positive impacts it has. This month reminds us that the world is a better place when people of all cultures and customs come together and learn from each other.
The Diversity Story team is extremely excited to celebrate Global Diversity Awareness Month, and we hope you will join us. :)
This month, take more time to learn about diverse people and groups, which allows you to become a more active and informed global citizen. Reach out to unique people and hear their experiences, and even connect them to your own. Visit museums or virtual galleries to see art from various cultures. Use various forms of media, like podcasts, books, videos, and articles to educate yourself. And of course, read the diverse stories and interviews we’ve published at thediversitystory.org!
Celebrate Your Own Culture
Global Diversity Awareness Month is about all cultures and customs, but don’t forget about yours. Take this time to celebrate your own culture by:
Spending time with family--even virtually with those who may not live with you!
Making food traditional to your family’s culture
Watching/reading movies, recorded performances, etc. that may be traditional to your culture
Having fun with it!
Support Businesses Owned by Multicultural People
Use online shopping to your advantage! Buy online from people who are a part of the culture. (If you want to buy harisen or Japanese fan online, buy from a small etsy shop that is run by a Japanese artist! )
Go eat at restaurants in your area that provide a more authentic version of your favorite dishes, especially if the cuisine comes from people who have passed down these recipes for generations.
Explore new places! Don’t be afraid to eat or purchase from a store that is run by a different or “strange” culture.
If you’re unable to purchase actual goods then support these businesses on social media by promoting them and getting their name out there.