In Charlotte, North Carolina, students made a video about about the effect of immigration and diversity on their community, and how tolerance and acceptance can emerge from what is sometimes a cacophony of different cultures. As part of Asia Society's Creative Voices of Islam project, they were assisted by Appalshop, a media arts and education organization based in Whitesburg, Kentucky.
This video was made by students at the Academy of International Studies in Charlotte, North Carolina to share with students in Jogjakarta, Indonesia and in Asia Society's International Studies Schools Network in Mathis, Texas. After you watch the video, read what the students thought and post your own comments!
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Creative Voices of Islam is a three-year initiative implemented by Asia Society with support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. The goal of this initiative is to foster an increased understanding of the diversity of experience and voices within the multicultural societies of contemporary United States and Asia. The initiative includes a series of exhibitions, cultural events, and public programs at Asia Society’s headquarters in New York City, as well as a youth media exchange between high schools in the U.S. and Muslim countries in Asia.