Suzanne Lay
Suzanne Lay

The Brendas from PA chose an equal sign representing equality of people as a strong value for them.
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Suzanne Lay
Suzanne Lay

Sarah is passionate about education and equal opportunity for all children, "The apple is a meaningful cultural item for me because it represents quality education and good health--the most vital ingredients for young people's success and wellbeing."
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Suzanne Lay
Suzanne Lay

The t-shirt I'm wearing is my meaningful cultural item. It's a Church of the Brethren shirt that reminds me of my faith community's values.
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Suzanne Lay
Suzanne Lay

Susanne drew pictures of shoes, flowers and a windmill to represent her Dutch heritage.
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Suzanne Lay
Suzanne Lay

Margaret wrote, "Keeping families together" because, "Family is extremely important to me. Staying connected is critical. I'm blessed to have both my parents and four siblings still very close together and I value time with them. I want that for all families."
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Suzanne Lay
Suzanne Lay

Victoria wrote "We All Matter" because, "Everything we say and do has an impact on others. Each day my prayer is that I am led to say and do things that make a positive difference for others."
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Matthew Conrad Martin-Croft

So, you want t here my story; I am 45 year old male, back in college studying Administrative Legal Assistant. I am on psychiatric Disability because I have fought a lifetime of syndromes and disorders. I am cracked but not broken, and I thank a lot of compassionate, educated, and patient people who help me a long the way.
Mother was a Bi-Polar alcoholic, who beat, burned, and whipped us until we bled. She would leave town for weeks leaving completely unattended. The 2 reasons we went to...

So, you want t here my story; I am 45 year old male, back in college studying Administrative Legal Assistant. I am on psychiatric Disability because I have fought a lifetime of syndromes and disorders. I am cracked but not broken, and I thank a lot of compassionate, educated, and patient people who help me a long the way.
Mother was a Bi-Polar alcoholic, who beat, burned, and whipped us until we bled. She would leave town for weeks leaving completely unattended. The 2 reasons we went to school was to eat and not be beaten. My father was not there! When I was taken by my grandmother the aunt that lived with her begun to beat me as well. Everybody wanted to beat the "Gay" out of me. I'm still! I try very hard not to hate the adults in my childhood; those that did it and those that did not do anything about it. "I firmly believe if you are not part of the solution than you are part of the problem."

Lillian Lmr Banks
Lillian Lmr Banks

My story is too long and too complicated to post here, but I have just written and self-published it on Amazon/Kindle: there are enough tidbits in the free sample illustrate its relevance, but the WHOLE story is what should be a eye-opener to anyone who is interested in understanding the value of cultural identity.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C4BKI64

Barbara Mackenzie
Barbara Mackenzie

A cultural attitude adjustment begins with you and me. www.tgi.virtuesproject.com
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Msgail Wisdom Arrasheed

OKAY THIS IS A GREAT IDEA.HOWEVER AS A NETWORK SET UP TO HELP THE WELFARE OF R YOUNG, I FEEL YOU SHOULD MAKE IT A MANDATE THAT ALL OF OUR CHILDREN ARE SAFE AND FREE FROM HARM AS WELL AS THE PREDATORS THAT PREY ON THE YOUNG.SOMETHING MUST BE DONE THAT IS SEVERE, SUCH AS GIVING LIFE SENTENCES OR CASTRATION !!!!!

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