Amirah Ismail

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In the U.S., democracy begins in the classroom

American students are participating in the democratic process, from choosing classroom leaders to creating change in their communities.
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American teachers educate and inspire

During Teacher Appreciation Week, we celebrate American teachers who are making an impact around the world.
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Women leading U.S. diplomacy

The Biden-Harris administration is the most diverse ever. Learn more about the record number of women running American diplomacy.
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Eid traditions in the United States

Many Muslim Americans gather for special prayers and feasts with family to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan.
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American diplomats study world languages

American diplomats connect directly with people by studying foreign languages. Learn more about how they interact with local communities.
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Muslim Americans celebrate Ramadan

See how some foods that Muslim Americans prepare for Ramadan reflect their diverse cultures and traditions.
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April is National Arab American Heritage Month

President Biden and Secretary Blinken celebrate Arab American contributions to American society. Over 3.5 million Arab Americans live in the United States.
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Powerful women changing the world and championing disability rights

Meet five inspiring women from across the globe who are advocating for human rights and for just, inclusive societies.
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Apps for a better world, from the U.S. State Department

Through programs and mobile applications, the U.S. Department of State offers new ways to celebrate diversity and protect cultural heritage.