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Recap of our November #First5Chat on Cultural Diversity

​​The holiday season provides opportunities to strengthen social connections within our families, as well as learn about diverse cultures. Join First 5 LA and a very special panel of experts on parenting, racial & cultural diversity, and multilingual learning, as we talk about “Multi-Families” and how to help our kids grow up to be proud of their diverse heritage. 

Twitter Chat Details:

Date: Tuesday, November 1 

Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm PST

Follow: @First5LA @First5LAParents @F5LABestStart 

Special Guests:

LA Parent Magazine – For 35 years, L.A. Parent has be the trusted go-to source for resources, information, inspiration and fun things to do for families in Los Angeles. Our mission is simple--connect parents with their community, celebrate the joys of parenthood, help navigate the challenges and be a constant reminder to go out and have fun with your kids. Our award-winning monthly magazine, weekly digital newsletters, website and special editions on education and special needs reach more than 200,000 families each month. For more information, visit: Follow: @LAParentMag

PBS SoCal – PBS SoCal is the flagship PBS station for Greater Los Angeles and Southern California, dedicated to fostering a love of learning, culture and community using the power of public media. We deliver the full schedule of high-quality PBS programs, plus content that is for, about and by the people of Southern California. We make our content available for free through three broadcast channels – PBS SoCal/KOCE-HD, PBS SoCal Plus and PBS SoCal World – and online at  And we reach deep into the community through partnerships, events and grassroots outreach, providing early education resources and access to a broad array of arts and culture experiences. PBS SoCal has offices in Downtown LA, Century City and Costa Mesa. Learn more at and follow @PBSSoCal on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Kids in the House – Kids in the House is the world's largest parenting video library with over 8,000 videos from 450 of the top parenting experts from all over the United States. Visit: Follow: @KidsintheHouse

Ariana Stein, Lil’ Libros – Ariana Stein is the founder of 1-800-Pet-Taxi, LLC and is a board member of the National Latina Business Women’s Association – Los Angeles. In 2014, she co-founded a publishing company, Lil’ Libros, and became the co-author of three chic and modern bilingual first concept children’s books. In less than a year, Lil’ Libros has exploded into a cultural phenomenon. Lil’ Libros has been featured in Forbes, Washington Post, Univision, KCAL, La Opinion, L.A. Times, Latina Magazine, People En Español, and more. Currently, Ariana resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, son, and her 3 pets. Visit Follow: @Lil_Libros

Kimberly Cooper – Kimberly Cooper has spent over two decades as an activist and consultant on multiracial families and identity in the US. Her graduate research on the social perceptions of multiracial children was presented at the 1st National Conference on the Multiracial Child in Tucson, AZ. She's also served as an advisory council member for the Association of Multiethnic Americans (AMEA). Her writing on the mixed-race experience in film has appeared in The Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Follow: @literatigurl

Sonia Kang, Mixed Up Clothing & Multi Culti Corner – Mother of four mini global citizens, Mompreneur Sonia Smith-Kang is a social entrepreneur and founder/designer of Mixed Up Clothing. Her life’s mission is to celebrate cultural diversity and inclusion. Sonia is co-founder of Multi Culti Corner and Mixed Heritage Day. She is a multiracial/multicultural activist, VP of Multiracial Americans of Southern California (MASC) and frequent expert speaker and panelist. Visit: & Follow: @mixedupclothing & @multiculticornr

Mixed Roots Stories – Mixed Roots Stories is committed to supporting and advocating for diverse Mixed communities through the power of sharing stories. We seek to act as a liaison, creating space between storytellers across academic and non-academic communities, and international and national contexts. Visit: Follow: @OurMixedRoots 

Use: #First5Chat 

Topics include:

Helping children to grow up feeling confident and proud of their diverse heritage

Tips and resources to support dual-language learning

Ways to share family traditions and introduce children to new cultures during the holiday season



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