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Cultural Insights from Canada’s Centre for Intercultural Learning

Canada’s Centre for Intercultural Learning provides insights to a variety of countries and cultures including common conversation topics, tips on building relationships, stereotypes, class, ethnicity, gender, and recommended books, films, and foods. Their vignettes are unique in that they include a short bio

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Cultural Competence for Educators

National Education Association’s Diversity Toolkit addresses facets of diversity such as class and income, gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, race and ethnicity, and social justice. Each section presents basic information on main issues in each subtopic, strategies, and links

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JVS’ Global Table Event

Jewish Vocational Service, the primary resettlement agency for refugees in Kansas City and a KCPS Language Services partner, is hosing its third annual Global Table fundraising event benefiting JVS programs and services on Sunday, June 14th at 6:00 p.m. The event

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Chinese Immersion Program

Kansas City Public School’s Foreign Language Academy is launching a Chinese immersion program for fall 2015. See details below about inquires and enrollment.

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Parenting in the U.S. Class for ELL Families

On the third Thursday of each month, Jewish Vocational Service now hosts a class for parents and caregivers of ELLs. “Parenting in the U.S.” covers topics such as discipline practices, child health and safety, and developing routines that create stability. Participants observe engaging role

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“A World of Voices” in Kansas City

Do you remember when you were 11? begins the description of I am Eleven, a film showing tomorrow night at Ward Parkway 14 theater in south Kansas City. Read the full description below, and visit the Gathr website to buy tickets. Australian filmmaker Genevieve

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Local and Indigenous Storytelling

Live music kicks off the 15th annual Storytelling Celebration tomorrow at 6:30pm at the Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch. Ghost stories follow at 7pm. According to the library website, Friday’s lineup – appropriate for ages 13 and up – is diverse:

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