Cultural Corner

Welcome to Hamden Public School's Cultural Corner!

Celebrate the cultural diversity at Hamden Public Schools.

Welcome to the Cultural Corner

Congratulations to our National World Language Honor Society inductees who were honored this week for demonstrating excellence in their study of a world language.

NHS World Language

Congratulations to this year's seniors who have achieved the CT Seal of Biliteracy!

Biliteracy Students

Today is Diversity Day! 

According to the UN, Diversity Day provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to advance the four goals of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions:

  • Achieve a balanced flow of cultural goods and services and increase mobility of artists and cultural professionals
  • Support sustainable systems for the governance of culture.
  • Integrate culture in sustainable development frameworks
  • Promote human rights and fundamental freedom.

Here are some ideas on how you can observe Diversity Day:

  • Visit an art exhibition or a museum dedicated to other cultures
  • Learn about another religion
  • Watch an International film
  • Listen to a musical tradition from a different culture
  • Play a sport related to a different culture (Karate, Criquet)
  • Cook traditional food from a different culture
  • Learn about traditional celebrations from other cultures
  • Volunteer with an organization working for diversity and inclusion
  • Learn another language

Diversity Day

Language Days at the UN were created to entertain as well as inform, with the goal of increasing awareness and respect for the history, culture and achievements of each of the six working languages among the UN community.

Today pays tribute to the English Language. The oldest words in English are thousands of years old. They include: I, We, Two, and Three.

UN English Language Day