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Venice Carnival Begins Saturday

Venice Carnival Begins Saturday | The Exchange | Scoop.it

The much-awaited Carnevale di Venezia kicks off Saturday, February 15. This year’s theme is “La natura fantastica,” in celebration of a fairy-like carnival, of the wondrous, the dreamy and the fantastic. The carnival's centuries-old tradition is taking global inspiration this year by the masks of the European tradition, by Arab and Middle Eastern tales, by symbols of African and Mesoamerican cultures, by Indian, Mongolian and Chinese allegories. Every year the Venice Carnival attracts thousands of people. The city’s streets and squares will be alive with festivals and events of all kinds until March 4: from concerts in Piazza San Marco to historical dances and performances, to musical happy hours and children’s events. [...]


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Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, February 13, 2014 5:39 PM

EL MUY ESPERADO CARNAVAL DE VENEZIA EL PRÓXIMO 15 DE FEBRERO ESTE AÑO SU TEMA SERÁ "LA FANTÁSTICA NATURALEZA" COMO DE COSTUMBRE ATRAERÁ MILES DE PERSONAS, LAS CALLES DE LA CIUDAD OFRECERÁN FESTIVALES , EVENTOS ALUSIVOS Y CONCIERTOS EN LA PLAZA SAN MARCO CON SUS HISTÓRICAS DANZAS Y PERFORMANCES  Y SHOWS PARA NIÑOS.

Duncan's curator insight, February 13, 2014 5:50 PM

Wonderful city, how about something a little more classy than Glastonbury next year?

Chae hyun Gu's curator insight, October 27, 2014 10:21 PM

Italy festival

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The secret to changing the world: Lee Mun Wah at TEDx

 

"Lee Mun Wah is an internationally renowned Chinese American documentary filmmaker, author, poet, Asian folk teller, educator, community therapist and master diversity trainer.


He is the Founder and Executive Director of StirFry Seminars & Consulting, a diversity training company that provides educational tools and workshops on cross-cultural communication and awareness, mindful facilitation, and conflict mediation techniques.


His most famous film about racism, The Color of Fear, won the Gold Medal for Best Social Studies Documentary and in 1995, Oprah Winfrey did a one-hour special on the film and Lee Mun Wah's life.


In 2013, he will be releasing his latest film, If These Halls Could Talk, which focuses on college students speaking their truth about racism and other diversity issues in higher education and beyond.


Lee Mun Wah talks about the power of cultural perspective and the need to reach beyond the superficial in making cross-cultural connections.'

 

 
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Community Village Sites's curator insight, February 10, 2014 3:18 AM


Lee Mun Wah, not afraid to confront the topic of race. 

 

Regarding the last part of his speech, about entering another person's home - that's how you can tell how much segregation still exists in one's world. 


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