Sharing Africa is a fun, colorful, high energy and interactive presentation of Africa through dance, songs, chants and drumming. Targeted at K – 12th grade students and teachers, the program features Oriki Theater’s ensemble cast of highly skilled and talented dancers...
What is at the root of many conflicts? How can we respect those who have conflicting beliefs and perspectives and yet still keep our integrity? These questions are just a sampling of what Silicon Valley youth delegates wrestle with each year at the Annual Diversity Youth Forum. Read more...
The " Village" consists of a Royal Palace, Village huts, a Market place, and features colorful and interactive activities for both young and old, like story telling, drumming, dancing, face painting, mask making, etc.
What is at the root of many conflicts? How can we show respect in our language and actions? How can we respect those who have conflicting beliefs and perspectives and yet still keep our integrity? How do we rise beyond the barriers of race, gender, class, ability, etc.? These questions are just a sampling of what Silicon Valley youth delegates wrestle with each year at the Annual Diversity Youth Forum.
Presented by Oriki Theater, the Chamber of Commerce Mountain View, and the Mountain View Los Altos High School district, the annual forum provides an avenue for students to interact, exchange ideas, and develop action plans regarding issues of diversity. The forum's mission is to create a generation of youth that has a healthy appreciation and acceptance of our rich and diverse community.
Over 1500 students and teachers have participated in the program since its inception in 1998. Past themes include: Beyond the Amistad Experience (1998), Beyond Barriers: Race, Gender, Class... (1999), Sharing our Experiences (2000), Our Perceptions, Our Realities (2001), What have we learned? (2002), Generation Y - a search for a definition (2002), Dis..Respect (2004), Building Bridges (2005), and Braving the Diversity Storm? in 2006.