Newsletter: May / 24-31 / 2019


The Culturas Newsletter reps for the underrepresented. We bring you news you can use. Stories that warm the heart and open the mind. Diverse content from around the world to provide different perspectives and compassion of others.

The launch of Culturas was inspired by our mission see more positive media stories celebrating diversity and inclusion. Our hope is that by providing an inclusive space that amplifies our voices and delivers content that celebrates culture, diversity, and inclusion, others will be inspired to live their best lives as they are while learning about different customs and perspectives.
— Delia Douglas-Haight

News You Can Use


Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil of Rajpipla, Gujarat; India’s only openly gay member of royalty to open palace estate to the LGBTQ community. (Theculturetrip) Read.

West Point is about to graduate its largest class of black women. (CNN) Read.

Latina college senior's tribute to immigrant farm worker parents goes viral (nbcnews) Read.

Venice Electric Light Parade Dazzles The Beach. (Culturas) Read.

Florida’s first openly autistic lawyer is fighting stereotypes of women with disabilities (marketwatch) Read.

A Daughter's Thoughts on Making Pilgrimage to Manzanar (a Japanese American concentration camp during WWII) with Her Mother. (Culturas) Read.

Books We’re Reading...



20 Books for Young Readers To Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month & Year-Round (slj) Read.

Make A Self-Empowering Fashion Statement With Global Stylist Anne Marie Dubois’s New Book ‘The Power of Color’ (culturas) Read.

Luisito’s Island Read.

Foods to Try


Korean Flower Pancake: Hwajeon Recipe: info

Events to Check Out


Lummis Day Festival

  • Friday, May 31, 2019 12:00 AM
    Sunday, June 2, 2019 11:00 PM

  • The Lummis Day Festival celebrates the patchwork of cultures that enriches the city. Artists represent Latino, Tagalog, Native American, Anglo, and African American traditions. Music includes blues, rock, banda, salsa, jazz, and country. Dance troupes represent Philippine, Mexican, Pacific Island, Irish, and jazz dance traditions. Poets, painters, and culinary artists – all with local connections – add to the Festival’s collection of cultures.

  • Info

Makoto Taiko: 20th Anniversary Concert

  • Saturday, June 8, 2019 12:00 AM
    Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 PM

  • Join Makoto Taiko in celebrating its 20th Anniversary. Cultural treasure Makoto Taiko’s awe-inspiring performance of traditional Japanese taiko drumming is a powerful experience for all cultures and the entire family to enjoy. Shoji Kameda, Grammy-nominated taiko musician, composer, and producer will join the Makoto ensemble as a guest artist.

  • Info

    Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing

    • Sunday, June 16, 2019 12:00 AM
      Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:00 PM

    • Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing will be the first exhibition held outside of Asia to focus on the history of writing and calligraphy in Korea. Believed to mirror one’s qualities as a human being in ways unmatched by any other art, calligraphy has long been considered one of the highest art forms in Korea.

    • Info