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Juneteenth – Learn More and Celebrate this American Holiday

History Juneteenth (Emancipation Day, Jubilee Day) is a day to honor and celebrate the abolishment of African American slavery. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and “the state’s residents finally learned that slavery had been abolished.” All those who were enslaved celebrated their newfound freedom in song, dance, and prayer. This [...]

By |2022-06-15T12:08:34-04:00June 13th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Juneteenth – Learn More and Celebrate this American Holiday

Ask Taina!

Global Awareness recently had the opportunity to talk with Taina (they/them), a 25 year old au pair from Brazil about their experience as a member of the LGBTQ au pair community, how others can become more informed and what we can all do to be good allies. Here is what they told us: [...]

By |2022-06-16T16:19:16-04:00June 10th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Ask Taina!

Celebrating Pride and Being an LGBTQ+ Ally in Any Month

LGBTQ Rights Around the Globe  According to recent reports, over the past few decades, the global divide on homosexuality persists, but increasing acceptance exists in many countries.  Wealthier countries tend to be more accepting; in many countries many younger generations are more accepting; and those with more education are more accepting.  See the full report [...]

By |2022-06-08T16:07:07-04:00June 2nd, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Celebrating Pride and Being an LGBTQ+ Ally in Any Month

Celebrating the Beauty of Neuro-Diversity

April is neuro-diversity advocacy month.  GA would like to highlight the gorgeous connections our au pairs and their children with a neuro-diversity/special need make while members of our exchange program.  As we all learn more about the world of autism and ADHD advocacy, we recognize new terminology, new symbols, and a new way to support [...]

By |2022-04-25T16:49:26-04:00April 25th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Celebrating the Beauty of Neuro-Diversity

Ukraine Peace Flag Contest Submissions and Tools for Future Peace

We asked our au pairs to share what peace could look like in a Ukrainian flag and below is the beauty they imagined and created.  APiA will be making a donation in all of your names to a relief organization providing humanitarian aid for the people of Ukraine.  Thank you sharing.   Karien from South [...]

By |2022-04-08T18:50:02-04:00April 8th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Ukraine Peace Flag Contest Submissions and Tools for Future Peace

Digest the Color Of Peace in Yourself This Holi

“Take out the evil from you and digest the color of peace in yourself this Holi, to spread the color of love everywhere.” ― Happy Holi 2022 Our American host families also come from many different backgrounds and cultures.  And in our some of our Indian homes, au pairs were able to celebrate the holiday [...]

By |2022-04-26T12:05:37-04:00March 24th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Digest the Color Of Peace in Yourself This Holi

HERstory – Au Pairs Celebrate the Women that Inspire Them

We asked APIA au pairs nationwide to share stories about some of the female influencers in their life and we got some wonderful responses.  In celebration of international women's month, read below to find some unsung HERoes in their own right and how they inspire in the everyday.  Here's to you! Sydney from Canada (living [...]

By |2022-03-22T19:28:20-04:00March 22nd, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on HERstory – Au Pairs Celebrate the Women that Inspire Them

International Women’s Day – What Can’t Women Do?

  GA would like to take a moment to share some history of the day, how we all might get involved in the fight for gender equity around the globe and an opinion piece shared by an au pair currently on program from Germany.  Happy International Women's Day! -- The History: International Women’s Day timeline and why [...]

By |2022-03-09T15:42:03-05:00March 8th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on International Women’s Day – What Can’t Women Do?
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