Seven Magic Mountains

Photo: Ron Mader, Rock Stacking, August 2022 (Some rights reserved) Seven Magic Mountains has been a go-to, whimsical delight since May 2016 on the northbound side of Interstate 15 near the southern, southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard, about 30 miles from the Vegas Strip. One of our Las Vegas faves, this installation of 30-feet …

Cultural Appropriation

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Cultural Appropriation = adoption of elements of a minority culture by members of the dominant culture Translating: Cultural appropriationSpanish: Apropiación culturalGerman: Kulturelle AneignungIrish: Leithghabháil chultúrtha HeadlinesMexico’s cultural appropriation ban is off to a messy start – The VergeCultural appropriation turns Halloween into a nightmareforum-highlights-pain-caused-by-cultural-appropriation-in-festivals ancientfuturefest.com Embedded Tweets Recommended Listening https://soundcloud.com/native-america-calling/07-03-20-haka-and-cultural-appropriation …

Cultural Diversity Day

Poster. Image from downtown Las Vegas @Okudart mural (Some rights reserved) May 21 is Cultural Diversity Day, officially the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development = Día Mundial de la Diversidad Cultural Para el diálogo y el desarrollo. Hashtag: #CulturalDiversity See culture Also see: Biodiversity Day (May 22) Key Linksun.org/en/events/culturaldiversitydayUniversal Declaration (PDF) Planeta.comPlaneta.com celebrates …

International Museum Day 2022

Poster (Some rights reserved) To celebrate May 18, International Museum Day, please tag, tweet, and follow your fave museums on the social web. Hashtags: #IMD2022 #InternationalMuseumDay Key words: Access, Community-Driven, Digitization, Education, Sustainability On International Museum Day 2022, ICOM wants to explore the potential of museums to bring about positive change in their communities through …

Cinco de Mayo

Artwork (Some rights reserved) Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a special holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with lesser recognition elsewhere in the country. It is a popular celebration in the USA. Hashtags: #CincoDeMayo #5deMayo The date commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France during the French-Mexican …

Culture

Poster (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: Culture (from the Latin cultura stemming from colere, meaning “to cultivate”) is most commonly used in three basic senses: Excellence of taste in the fine arts and humanities, also known as high culture An integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon the capacity for symbolic thought …

Budj Bim National Park and Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site

Photo: Mertie (Some rights reserved) Budj Bim or Mount Eccles is an extinct volcano near Macarthur in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Budj Bim is also the Gunditjmara name, meaning High Head. The roughly conical shaped peak rises 178 meters (584 feet). The World Heritage Centre accepted the nomination for the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape as Australia’s …

Food, Health, and Cultivating Communities

Poster (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com’s Food, Health, and Cultivating Communities continuing conversation highlights local food and slow food and everything delicious. Discussion continues on a number of social web channels, including Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube. (La conversación continua sobre alimentación, salud y cultivo de comunidades de Planeta.com destaca la comida local, la comida lenta y …

World Heritage

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) A World Heritage site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties. Recommended ListeningThe future of heritage – Has the high value of …