Happy Independence Day, Senegal!

Senegal will be celebrating the 51st Anniversary of its Independence from France on April 4th, this year. In 1959, Senegal and French Sudan merged to form the Mali Federation which became fully independent from France in 1960. The Federation broke up later that year and each Senegal and Sudan announced their separate independence. For the … Continue reading Happy Independence Day, Senegal!

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Eideh Shoma Mobarak! Happy New Year!

Also known as Nowruz (New Day), the Persian New Year is marked by the first day of Spring. The moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator and equalizes night and day is calculated exactly every year and Iranian families gather together to observe the rituals. This year the exact moment is calculated to be Sunday, March 20, at 4:21pm, PST. There are … Continue reading Eideh Shoma Mobarak! Happy New Year!

How do we teach our children to overcome hate and to embrace diversity?

DAVIS, Calif, February 25, 2011— The UC Davis hate crimes of the last academic year are still fresh in students’ minds.  Most students found it shocking that such incidences could occur on a campus that states diversity in their mission statement as an important factor in achieving excellence.  The hate crimes sparked town hall meetings, … Continue reading How do we teach our children to overcome hate and to embrace diversity?