The essence of cultural diversity is understanding and respecting the existence of other cultures. Our cultural backgrounds affect the way we think, act and feel. I am Venezuelan with indigenous Wayúu roots, I live between Los Angeles and New York and I travel globally for work. There are millions like me for whom cultural identity is complicated by globalization and enriched by diversity. Every day, I interact with people from different cultures and I realize that behaviors I consider normal might not be so for others. Thus, I value where others come from and the fact that we are all different.
Ms. Patricia Velasquez
Ms. Magaly Solier
Born in a Quechua family in the Huanta Province
Ayacucho region), Peru, Magaly Solier Romero worked in the fields with her parents and brothers. She started her singing career when she won a prize at the Ayacuchana Song Festival in 2003. A year later, she had her first acting role in the Peruvian movie, Madeinusa, directed by Claudia Llosa. Thanks to this first full-length feature film, she was doubly awarded “Best actress” in 2006: at the Cartagena de Indias Film Festival in Columbia and at the Montreal Ibero-Latino-American festival in Canada.