How Socl is Spreading the Love and Breaking Down Cultural Barriers

By cheriw11 year ago - permalink

Tags: socl fuse labs culture

Several years ago while living in France I asked my Parisian friends to name the first thing that came to mind when thinking about the United States. The words most of them used were ‘big military power’. I find that to be sad- there are so many wonderful, amazing people living in this country.  Though, I would probably think the same if I was in their shoes. I know because I’ve been led to believe certain things about other cultures due to the narrow focus of the media, and I’m thrilled to look beyond these boundaries. 

I celebrated my birthday last week and Mohsen Sadeghi from Tehran, Iran was kind enough to wish me a happy birthday. What a gift! Without Socl, this interaction would likely not have happened due to the tumultuous history our two countries have shared. 

Socl helps breaks down the walls that divide us, and opens the possibility to let our commonalities shine. What part of the world would you like to reach out to?  We hope to see you on Socl soon!

Glowing with Excitement- A Cultural Exchange with Harimohan Sahu

By cheriw12 years ago - permalink

Tags: socl fuselabs culture diwali

I love learning about how other people celebrate. It provides the sense that we are all united by our humanity - despite our perceived differences. 

Harimohan Sahu recently posted about Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. Diwali, I’ve learned, is one of the most important festivals of the year for Hindus. Celebrated with family and friends, Diwali involves the lighting of lamps, fireworks, wearing of new clothes and sharing of sweets. 

Diwali will be celebrated this year on November 13, and the Socl community is looking forward to more posts about this beautiful festival from the people who celebrate it. 

What are your traditions this time of year? Come be part of the growing conversation on Socl and share the cultural traditions that excite you most!