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A Multicultural Back To School Guide: Raising Mini Global Citizens and World Changers

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A Multicultural Back To School Guide: Raising Mini Global Citizens and World Changers

It's that time of year again y'all. Summer vacation is over and it's time to head back to school. I, for one, cannot be more thrilled. Not because my littles drove me bananas or anything (never that!) but because the last few months have been a difficult time in political and social justice history.  Kids today are inundated by current events via traditional media sources and social media. Not one to shy away from difficult conversations, my husband and I talk openly to our four children about what is going on in our society. We talk to them before they...

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School’s Out, Now What?

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School’s Out, Now What?

Karishma Bhakta, blog contributor                        Are you struggling to keep your kids busy? You tried summer camps, the library and more.   We have an option for you. Many banks have partnered with museums to provide account holders free admission to museums. That's right, free! We all know how long it can take to go through a whole museum. It takes about a day, unless you go to a Science Museum, then it takes more than one day.   I myself have been to a fair share of museums in Los Angeles. For me the...

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June is Immigrant Heritage Month

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June is Immigrant Heritage Month

by Karishma Bhakta, contributor June is the month of Immigrant Heritage. This month, we honor our immigrants for coming into a new country of unknown cultures and languages. Immigrant Heritage Month was established in June 2014 to provide the opportunity to explore their own heritage and celebrate the shared diversity that forms the unique story of America.     As an Asian American born to immigrant parents, I have learned about the sacrifices they made to come to the United States. My parents were born in a small village in India. My dad was raised in various small village because...

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Ramadan

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Ramadan

by Karishma Bhakta, contributor Its that time of the year again. For many Muslims around the world, late May to Mid June is a month of devotion to their god, Allah. Ramadan is a month of fasting and prayer to earn spiritual rewards and draws one closer to Allah. Muslims fast from dawn to sunset and eat only during sundown.   This year Ramadan falls from May 26th to June 24th, 2017. About 3.3 million Muslims reside in the United States, according to CNN as of 2015. During the month long celebration, they not only eat at night but also...

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Raising Dual-Language Learners in Today's Multicultural Climate

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Raising Dual-Language Learners in Today's Multicultural Climate

Mother's Day for my family is always a special day celebrating the moms in our family. We get together for a day of hanging out with each other and breaking bread, potluck style. Each year I tell my husband that I don't want any gifts or flowers. I guess I just don't like the fuss. I'd much rather receive gifts from the heart and hand-made gifts from the kids.  I love their little faces when they walk up to me, sort of hiding their presents behind their backs as they sheepishly walk toward me saying "close your eyes!" I close...

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