CULTURE IS BROAD AND DIVERSE.

We are a dynamic species with rich, complex histories. Let’s not try to understand the culture of others on our own cultural terms, but rather, on theirs. What is considered “normal” to one, may be rude or bizarre to another. It is important that each of us work to better understand the other. Through understanding we may find appreciation. We must recognize and preserve the languages and cultures that are found in every region of every country throughout the world — acknowledging the identity, music, cuisine, environment and spirit of each.