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. Also: 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.
It might be fair to say that Florida, in recent years, has become a sort of 'melting pot' of the south. Far from conflicts located halfway around the world, Tampa is soon to be the home of newly-arriving refugees from Burma. Florida Stories producer Larry Elliston accepted an invitation from Lutheran Services Florida to witness the arrival of Naing Naing Zaw Tun, along with his wife Mi Mi Zan and their daughter Su Su, the 3 newest members of our widening cultural landscape here in the Bay area.