At Amtrak San Joaquins we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for both our riders and employees. We are proud to welcome and celebrate a diverse range of ages, ethnicities, religions and worldviews. The San Joaquins corridor runs through the heart of California, an area that is incredibly culturally diverse, with more than 70 ethnicities and 105 languages represented. From Bakersfield to Sacramento to the Bay Area, we are proud to provide an excellent transportation service, connecting all residents and visitors to this region.
Below are a few fun ways that you can celebrate Global Diversity Awareness Month at home!
LEARN ABOUT A NEW COUNTRY AND ITS CULTURE
Global travel may be limited right now, but there are endless resources available online, where you can immerse yourself in information about various countries and cultures from around the world. With 7.8 billion people, thousands of religions, thousands of languages, 193 countries on seven continents, there is simply no limit to how much you can learn. In addition to online resources, sometimes a book can spark your imagination. Throughout the corridor, many local libraries are offering curbside pickup and returns. Here are a few:
- Oakland Public Library
- Martinez Public Library
- Sacramento Public Library
- Stockton Public Library
- Lodi Public Library
- Merced Public Library
- Fresno Public Library
- Bakersfield Public Library
LEARN TO SAY "HELLO" IN A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE
Did you know there are more than 6,500 languages spoken around the world? This number is constantly in flux with new languages being discovered. Though only 40% of the languages are now endangered, with only 23 accounted languages for the world's populations. Asia is home to the most indigenous languages, followed by Africa. Learn how to say hello in 46 different languages!
CELEBRATE BY COOKING A FOREIGN DISH
- A fun way to explore and learn more about different cultures, countries, and communities is by exploring a new taste and flavor. Learn the art and the craft of cooking! Here are a few ideas to get you started:
LISTEN TO MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Music is a universal language that can be enjoyed even if you don’t speak the language. Many cultures have traditions involving music, and these can be traced back to hundreds of years. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
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