Florida's International Culture
Join us as we explore the international diversity of the Bay Area. Florida is a melting pot, an international community that represents countries from around the globe. So what do foreigners bring to the table? We'll answer that question, literally, as we take a look at the types of food you can find in Florida thanks to our diverse international culture. We head to Pinellas county and meet some young immigrants in the public school system who are integrating into the American way of life. And Larry Elliston introduces us to a family who are happy to now call America home.
If you have not sat through one, you have heard about them: diversity training. Corporations, nonprofits and educational institutions all offer the classes. But do the sessions foster greater understanding among people of different cultural backgrounds? This week, learn about why organizations offer this training and how well it works.
Listen to Teddy Pierre’s quick rundown of how he does diversity training. (1:23)
Listen to Piero Falci explain the four steps he goes through in the training he provides. (1:06)
Listen to Pierre explain why he doesn't use videos in his training workshops and instead focuses on experiential learning. (0:44)
Listen to more from Luke Visconti during the portion of our conversation where gay marriage was used as an example of an issue that could cause hostility or harassment in the workplace. (2:28)
Listen to Visconti explain why it's natural for individuals to group together into ethnically based business groups or student unions on college campuses. (2:23)
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