Change The Culture
The focus of National Culture Week is to spark a conversation among youth about the need to change the culture from one of cruelty and exclusion to one of kindness and inclusivity.
National Culture Week provides an opportunity for youths to share and learn from each other’s diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences ...not judge them because they look different.
National Culture Week™: April 24 - 28, 2023.
Watch The 5th Annual Culture Shock Event!
Participate in National Culture Week™!
You can look forward to more schools and celebrities to make our National Culture Week and "Culture Shock" event even more impactful!
• Ask your School to register for National Culture Week
• Watch the Culture Shock live stream panel on April 25th.
• Have discussions with your classmates and friends to raise awareness.
How National Culture Week™ Began
" Founder and CEO Ross Ellis was walking down the street when she heard teenage boys talking about a terrorist in their class, She asked them about this and they said their classmate was a terrorist because he wore a turban. She explained to them that people wear turbans because of their culture and that did not mean they were a terrorist."
That's when Ross Ellis developed National Culture Week.
Participate in Culture Shock™!
Registered schools are invited to participate in
our "Culture Shock" livestream Culture Week Panel.
The goal of the Culture Shock livestream panel is to be the catalyst for an online conversation as well as calling on schools and communities throughout the country to not only join the live stream discussion, but to continue the discussion throughout the week.
- Students view our livestream panel
- The panel provides a template for types of conversations that we encourage schools to initiate and discuss through Culture Week.
- All participating schools receive a guide for the week
- Registered participants will be emailed additional details about the livestream event, how to connect, the week's guide and influential speakers
Culture Shock™ 2023
We're excited to announce the moderator and panel for the 2023 Culture Shock event! Join us as we welcome Jeannie Mai Jenkins, co-host of The Real and E! Entertainment Channel, as our moderator. Jeannie will lead an insightful and thought-provoking discussion on the importance of cultural diversity and acceptance in today's world. And that's not all, we're thrilled to have Lyric Nicole Ross (actress from This Is Us), Leo Sheng (actor and activist from The L Word), Diego Tinoco (actor from On My Block) and Casey Cott (actor from Riverdale) join us as panelists for this year's event! They'll be sharing their unique perspectives and experiences on the topic, so don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from and engage with these amazing individuals.
Schools Admin and faculty there is still time to register!
Jeannie Mai Jenkins (co-host of The Real and E! Entertainment Channel)
Lyric Ross (actress from This Is Us), Leo Sheng (actor and activist from The L Word), Diego Tinoco (actor from On My Block) and Casey Cott (actor from Riverdale)
April 25th, 2023
Jeannie Mai Jenkins
co-host of The Real and E! Entertainment Channel
Actress, "This Is Us"
Actor, Activist, "The L Word"
Actor, "On My Block"
The 5th Anual Culture Shock™ Event - Livestreamed to Schools on April 25th 2023!
Culture Shock™ 2022
Melissa Joan Hart (Actor, Producer, STOMP Out Bullying Global Ambassador),
Corbin Bleu (Film/TV/Broadway Actor & recording artist), Arden Cho (Actor), Garrett Clayton (Actor), Laurie Hernandez (Two-time Olympic Medalist, DWTS Champion, STOMP Out Bullying Global Ambassador), Alex Newell (Singer, Actor), Hudson Yang (Actor, "Fresh Off The Boat", upcoming “The Ray”, STOMP Out Bullying Global Ambassador)
April 26th, 2022
Melissa Joan Hart
Actor, Producer, STOMP Out Bullying Global Ambassador
Actor, Recording Artist
Olympic Medalist, STOMP Out Bullying Global Ambassador
Actor, STOMP Out Bullying
STOMP Out Bullying kicks-off National Culture Week by hosting Culture Shock, a livestream Culture Week Panel discussion facilitated by celebrity influencers from the media, sports, entertainment and social media worlds. 500,000+ students worldwide attend the livestream each year.
The Culture Week 2021 panel included:
Logan Browning (Actress, "Dear White People") Moderator. Panelists include: Katherine McNamara (Actress, currently stars in the CW’s “Arrow” as ‘Mia Smoak (aka Blackstar)’), Michaela Jaé Rodriquez (Actress, "Pose"), Jordan Fisher (Actor and singer "To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” & “Work It”, soon to be on The CW’s “The Flash"), Hudson Yang (Actor, "Fresh Off The Boat", upcoming “The Ray”)
'Dear White People'
Actor & Singer
'To All The Boys:
P.S. I Still Love You'
Actress, The CW’s 'Arrow'
upcoming 'The Ray'
Previous livestream panels have included: Actress Stephanie Hsu. Actor Mark Indelicato, Actress Alyson Stoner, Actor Rohan Chand, Actress Logan Browning, Actress Josie Totah and LGBTQ activist Sarah McBride.
Tony Richardson Moderator
NY Jets Legend
Actress 'Be More Chill'
Actor 'Ugly Betty'
Actress 'Step Up'
Actor 'Mowgli: The Legend of the Jungle'
Actress, Dear White People
Sponsor of Culture Shock for New York City Students
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