This is an inaugural broadcast of this panel discussion on “global patriotism” hosted by TCKidNOW.
Click the photo to above to watch the video presentation about growing up everywhere. Or listen ‘podcast-style’ to this engaging dialogue about how they participated in local civic engagement.
Turkish-British novelist and commentator Elif Shafak challenges the notion that belonging everywhere can mean being a citizen of nowhere by validating a world citizenship. Having simultaneous “multiple belongings,” is a patriotism she describes being more valuable than nationalistic fervor.
This discussion reveals how world citizens practice local civic engagement. It also shows loyalty to a country, demonstrating what patriotism for the world can look like.
WATCH OR LISTEN
Watch or listen “podcast-style” to this engaging dialogue with host Myra Dumapias with these global souls:
- Virupaksh Agrawal,
- Precious Brooks
- and Vahid Mockon
Our interviewees talk about growing up everywhere. And how they participated in local civic engagement. This panel discussion took place on December 5, 2020. It occurred after the United States witnessed the successful election of a Vice President. U.S. Vice President Kamal Harris has global, cross-cultural roots. She is the
- first woman,
- first African American,
- first Black woman
- first South Asian
- and first Asian American
To be elected to such a high office in the U.S.
Click Here to watch the presentation, the intro is audio only and then the video begins.
TCKidNOW is a US-based non-profit organization that serves adult Third Culture Kids (TCKs) or individuals who spent their developmental years growing up in different countries other than their parents’ or their birth country. TCKs (the “Kids” referring to the stage in life spent living transnationally) commonly identify with others who grew up geographically and/or culturally rootless, such as military brats, missionary kids, diplomatic brats, international assistance/development program kids and corporate kids.