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Participate in Cultural Connection Week!

  • 16 April 2019
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Participate in Cultural Connection Week!
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🌏 You are invited to a celebration of cultures around the world! 🌎


From Monday, 29 April to Friday, 3 May we will be hosting a cultural exchange here in the Coursera Community. Our aim is to increase awareness of different cultures and traditions and to celebrate the incredible diversity that strengthens us as a global community. Here's a great explanation of culture.

We're looking for Courserians from a wide range of different cultural backgrounds to participate. Participants will need to:
  • Record a short video (1–5 minutes) or write a paragraph to share some information about their own culture
  • Post the video or paragraph in the Coursera Community by 29 April
  • Respond to questions from the community during the week (until 3 May)
Coursera employees will be invited to participate, too.

To sign up, please fill out this very short form: Coursera Cultural Connection Week Signup Form


Once you've signed up we'll email you with more details. If you're not sure about what to post, please sign up anyway and we'll be happy to discuss ideas with you.

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The idea sounds very good, the title celebration of cultures around the world looks great @Laura, there is a post from @Lillian in the same way it gives incentives to this type of initiatives to promote communication and the exchange of social and culture diversity, so let's hope be a success.
Observing the characteristics to participate in this event, i would like to know if it's possible also presentations, it should be noted that they can be done online, as Google presentation, slides, canvas, among others. As well knowing if pictures could be attached to the paragraph, in my opinion it would be nice too.

I hope we are many participants and we share these days with good emotions and friendly experiences,


Regards.
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Hi @Luis Gerardo Ayala B. Yes, you may create a presentation using slides and/or include pictures with a paragraph. It's important to also celebrate different presentation styles and preferences! 🙂 If you'd like to participate, please click on the link above and complete the signup form. Thank you!
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I am so intrigue by this Cultural Connections Activity. Gotta to hurry up fix my vision difficulty and gallop with everyone Soon!
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This is a great opportunity to learn about the different cultures around the world. 🌎 And a great way to connect culturally.
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Hi there,

That is a huge idea.

Bumba Meu Boi is an interactive play celebrated in Brazil. It originated in the 18th Century and evolved into a nationwide festival. It is a form of social criticism. Lower class Brazilians mock and criticize those of higher social status through a comedic Folklore story told in song and dance

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bumba_Meu_Boi

Thanks

Cícero
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I'd would have loved to participate 😃! But I'm doing chemo and not doing well this time around. I think it's a great idea though! Cheers
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This is a very interesting event. I would love to participate in this event. It will be fun and a great learning experience.
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I am very optimistic to learn a lot from this beautiful world in this cultural event, peoples from various parts of world has a lot to say about themselves and there culture. Such platforms help them to communicate with all.
@Cicero , this would be something you can share with us for the Cultural Connection Week. It’s so interesting. I don’t think many people know about it. Please sign up . Then you can post it and explain it and everyone will enjoy it as well as ask you questions about it too. This thread is just supposed to promote the event. This is so amazing to share with us, so please formally sign up! Thanks.
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It is a very nice chance to present our cultural diversity in Coursera Community,people now are coming closer now,by the media tools. Appreciate this activity.
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Hi Claire, everyone,

Many thanks for your invitation. I like the idea, it is a way to share how we see our cultures and experience cultural diversity among us, within this community. Presentations are scheduled for tomorrow, I will try to send something to participate. My best wishes to all you.
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Hi Claire, everyone,

Many thanks for your invitation. I like the idea, it is a way to share how we see our cultures and experience cultural diversity among us, within this community. Presentations are scheduled for tomorrow, I will try to send something to participate. My best wishes to all you.


Hi @Rose Mary Vega! You can post what you’ve prepared in the Networking & Social Discussion forum. This article explains how to add pictures, videos, links, or files if you need help with that. Make sure to add the tag ‘Cultural Connection Week 2019’ so people can find your post. At the bottom of your post, include this text: Find out more about Cultural Connection Week and view other people’s posts about their cultures here.

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