To enter, please leave a comment on this post telling me why multiculturalism is important!
- Giveaway ends on January 28th at 11:59 pm
- Open to U.S. and Canadian residents
- Winners will be chosen by random.org
The following is an excerpt from the campaign's press release:
No matter what your political views are, the upcoming presidential inauguration on January 20th of the first African-American president of the United States, Barack Obama, marks a turning point in American history. To mark the occasion, journalist and author Lisa Alcalay Klug is leading a coalition of artists, blogs, artists and organizations to promote cross-cultural dialogue and celebrate multiculturalism in this country. Klug is the author of a new book, Cool Jew:The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe (Andrews McMeel), a loving, irreverent and inclusive celebration of Jewish culture. With good humor and fun, Cool Jew honors Jewish diversity and Jewish commonalities with other ethnic groups, including Japanese, Native Americans and Rastafarians, to name a few.
Klug herself is a multicultural American and like the many artists she includes in her book and members of the "Tolerance Coalition," she cares passionately about both her culture and promoting cross-cultural understanding and tolerance. Her family survived the most extreme attempts to wipe out the Jewish people, the Holocaust and the Spanish Inquisition. Her father is a German Jew born in Poland liberated from Buchenwald by General Patton's troops in 1945. And her mother was born in Central America to Israelis whose ancestors spoke the now-rarely heard Judeo-Spanish language known as Ladino.
"This is a historic moment to promote tolerance and multiculturalism in America," Klug says, "and to shine a light on creative expression dedicated to the human spirit, artistic innovation, and cross-cultural dialogue."
For more information, contact Lisa Alcalay Klug here