Entries by brianwmniles

A call to every American to move forward as one nation

Using mixedinc.com, USA Today readers submitted modern-day Martin Luther King Jr. speeches.  This version is by Larry Goanos of Doyelstown, PA. I once made a speech about a dream of mine; my dream, your dream, our dream.  The American Dream.  That was long ago.  This nation has changed since then.  But the dream hasn’t. I […]

CBS News: CulturePrep “authority on ways to initiate post election racial discussions on campus.”

“Reflections.” By Peter A. Vogel, CulturePrep Founder Watching on TV the events of the inauguration unfold from my cabin in Colorado’s high-country, the hopes of American’s – of the world community – are equally high for improved cross-cultural relations. Clearly, the election of President Barack Obama is both a step forward for America, and a […]

For these people, rain is not welcome.

By Frank Mubiru, CulturePrep/On Uganda partner in Uganda October in Uganda, is one of the rainy months of the year and everywhere you go, you get an immediate sense of what it means to live by the labor of one’s hand. People are always in a hurry and try to do everything as quickly as they […]

Leaves Fall When the Sun Stays Closer to Our Horizon

By Gerard A. Cox, Associate Professor in the School of Liberal Arts, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Retired in 2001 as an executive administrator after spending ten years as an associate academic dean (1969-1979) and then twenty-two years (1979-2001) as the college’s chief student affairs officer It’s never too late. It’s true. We often try to […]

Putting muscle behind giving

Putting muscle behind giving: From delinquent to champion bodybuilder to humanitarian, Joe Petrovic has made a powerful journey   Kids from the village of Masese, a slum in Uganda, crowd Clear Creek residents Peter Vogel and Joe Petrovic in hopes of snatching half a gummy bear.  By Adriennne Anderson Editor, Clear Creek Courant Wednesday, September […]

Looking back

by Frank Mubiru, CulturePrep/On Uganda partner in Uganda During the first week of September 2008, the Masese community was blessed with the presence of Peter Vogel and Joe Petrovic, visitors from Colorado, USA, who are working with H.E.L.P Uganda to raise funds for, among other things, building a Vocational Training Centre. Having been in Masese more […]

CultureCakes: The Power of the meal …

CultureCakes are a nutritionally rich pancake designed to build stronger bodies and communities. Through the power of the meal, CulturePrep’s On Uganda team serves CultureCakes to diverse groups in both Uganda and the USA as a means to feed hungry people and strengthen cross-cultural relationships. To learn more about CultureCakes, watch this video:

Free Paper: Build diversity-friendly people & places

How can culturally diverse people and groups live and learn amidst cross-cultural tension and conflict?  The ever-shifting cultural landscape is the backdrop for diverse peoples wrestling with differences, in search of mutual understanding and common ground. Download this free guide to build diversity-friendly people and places (PDF File)

Tri-Campus Workshop makes it “Safe to Relate”

Here and Now Suffolk County Community College Publication, Selden, NY On May 1, professionals from the Eastern, Ammerman and Grant campuses attended “Safe to Relate,” a workshop designed to strengthen cross-cultural relations. The group consisted of staff from admissions and multicultural affairs. Peter Vogel, founder and managing director of CulturePrep, conducted the full-day session. Vogel […]