Passionate in honoring heritage and shedding light on cultural history and heritage, Culture Talk was created in January 2020 by three Arizona State University (ASU) students.
Anusha Natarajan, a current sophomore at ASU and 2020 Summer Engagement Fellow with the Race and the American Story Project, worked with the other two co-founders, Roxanne Holder-Kumer and Cassidy Moore, who are both sophomores too. All three of them are passionate about advancing and promoting inclusivity, diversity, and celebration of culture, heritage, and tradition.
One of the main purposes for creating Culture Talk is to help our overall community and educational communities in particular to shed light on histories and cultures that have not been covered sufficiently in traditional school curricula.
From speaking to community members from various cultural religious and cultural groups, our team realized that there was a lack of knowledge or awareness about their culture and history among others in the community. As a result, our team wanted to solve this obstacle and bring our community closer together to honor our diverse heritage.
Culture Talk is looking forward to educating our global community about how culture affects our identities. The main intention of Culture Talk is to help diversify social studies and language arts curricula, especially in schools.
We are grateful for the Race and American Story Project’s support in this area to foster conversations and educate our community about histories that aren’t sufficiently covered in schools or in the media.
To improve and enhance inclusive education, the Culture Talk team will be putting together educational material for teachers and educators to use for their classrooms.
For those who are interested in advocacy efforts, infographics will be available to share in social media. For students, we will be creating a club/organization toolkit for you all to start clubs at your respective schools and campuses to help encourage the respective campuses and schools to engage in cultural education.
We will share the content and website for educators, non-profit organizations, and cultural centers to use and share with other people and organizations to spread our mission of learning about and honoring heritage.
Our mission is derived from our six pillars:
Heritage is our first pillar that we cherish deeply. Our heritage section on our website will cover material and information regarding history and culture from the Heritage Months of different racial and ethnic groups in America. We will also be covering holidays and traditions from around the world too.
Trends is our exciting, modern section that allows community members to learn about how culture has affected modern day fashion, music, and literature. We will also be providing information on how we have evolved historically in these sections.
Government is the political go-to for those who are interested in learning about how government is set up in different parts of the world. We will also cover different governmental systems and how government has changed or stayed the same throughout time.
From British history to Columbian history, Culture Talk has your back in informing you all about the histories of various regions and countries around the world. We want the global community to learn more about the histories of other nations, and how those histories have an impact on our society today.
Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. Learn about what laws mean and what rights governments protect. Our law section provides information about different legal systems and key legal documents that will enrich one’s legal knowledge.
Russia has eleven time zones. Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. Ace your next trivia or jeopardy game by looking at the geography section. We will be covering information about the continents, oceans, and seas. For travelers, this section will serve as guidance for planning your trip. We also discuss human geography too, such as migration and population patterns.
In addition to working on educational content, our organization focuses on other ways to inform and engage our community. Our magazine and blog cover a wide depth of topics, from paying garment workers to Inuit fashion.
Similar to the Race and American Story Project, we also plan to hold virtual events and workshops to encourage discussion and dialogue among individuals based on our six pillars, such as discussions concerning the importance of cultural education or the latest fashion trends around the world.
Join our journey and cherish diversity by checking out our different sections and all that we have to offer.
If you are interested in getting involved with our organization, please fill out this volunteer interest form: https://forms.gle/ce157Uxt31GsYw5RA.
Want to contribute to our blog? Fill this form out if you want to contribute to our blog: https://forms.gle/qtqtDpe5TeeuRMp78.
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We are so excited to welcome you to our adventure in spreading cultural awareness!