The anti-TIP awareness caravan has hit the road! The first stop of was a suburb in Rajarhat-New Town area. The local residents appreciated the street theatre to raise awareness against human trafficking and vouched to combat trafficking in persons. Let us know if you catch glimpses of the anti-TIP caravan. Be Alert, Raise Alarm. #StopHumanTrafficking SHAKTI VAHINI Banglanatak dot com
In celebration of Women’s history, today we are featuring Ruth Reeves. As an avante garde artist of the early 1920s, she was a part of the political and aesthetic turbulence of an era in American life. In 1956, she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to India. From the remote ravines of Orissa to the landslips of the Himalayas she pursued like a peregrine, her elusive prey, the cultural origins...
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Moving to another country to study opens great opportunities, but the process can be stressful. One way to make life easier? A credit card. Many college students in the U.S. have credit cards because they like the ease and convenience of swiping a card to carrying around a lot of cash. But what do you do if you’re an international student who has no credit history in the U.S.? There’s a...
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Helping international students get a credit card | ShareAmerica
A Baltimore city resident had a crazy idea: What if he built a floating trash scooper to clean up the local harbor? It looks silly, but Mr. Trash Wheel has become an icon of the city and has helped keep the local harbor clean. Would it work in your city? [ Link ]

Meet Mr. Trash Wheel, hero of Baltimore harbor | ShareAmerica
The two-day “Young Leaders for Change” summit at the American Center concluded with the a positive note and the student leaders committed to take action to bring sustainable changes in their campuses and the environment around.
Venus and Serena Williams are tennis legends. But did you know that they’re also humanitarians? Read more about the great work they do in the U.S. and around the world: [ Link ] #BeBoldForChange #EmpowerWomen

Legendary Williams sisters shaping tennis at 30+ | ShareAmerica
Students from ten schools of #Kolkata participated in the Young Leader for Change summit at the #AmericanCenterKolkata. The workshop, hosted jointly by the U.S. Consulate, and Center for Environment Education provided the young leaders an opportunity to work together and develop sustainable ideas for their school eco action clubs and bring about positive change in their communities.
The U.S. Consulate General Kolkata is at TESOL 2017 International Convention & English Language Expo at #Seattle, with our partner Vikramshila Education Society! The team presented on how the American Center Kolkata was used as a resource space to empower young women with critical thinking and research skills. Have you used our space creatively? Tell us… @TESOLConv, #TESOL17....
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Foreign ministers and senior officials from 68 nations and international organizations gather in Washington on March 22 to discuss the coalition’s efforts to defeat ISIS. The meeting comes at a key moment to set ISIS on a lasting and irreversible path to defeat. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will open the meeting, the first one of the full 68-member Global Coalition since December...
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Tuberculosis is a global challenge and USAID - US Agency for International Development funded Thali project aims to eradicate Tb from the India. Management Officer Cory Wilcox kicked off an engaged discussion on Tb-Free Kolkata Mission, at the American Center with Global Health Strategies NGO who are among the four partners of USAID in India to tackle Tb. Let’s join USAID goodwill ambassador...
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Thank you Kolkata #chaivinists for your suggestions on #Kolkata #chai shacks! We visited Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Rowdon Street and Harish Mukherjee Road with U.S. Consulate Kolkata’s Consul General Craig Hall. Learning about the secret ingredients that go to making the ভাঁড়ে চা #brews so delicious. The verdict: CG Hall agrees Kolkata’s #chai is THE BEST.
We hosted more than 170 students of class VI and VII of Loreto House who visited the American Center to watch the film “Sound of Music”. The students also explored the resources of the American Library and visited the United States-India Educational Foundation(USIEF). The librarians encouraged them to visit the library in future to learn more about the U.S.
CG Hall is watching tea getting made at Rowdon Street #chaishop
U.S. Consulate Kolkata’s #CGHall will visit #chaishacks on #Kolkata streets tomorrow 7:30AM onwards, tasting Kolkata’s finest brews of sugary, spicy, chai, in clay cups. Can’t wait to learn the ropes of tea tasting with you all #chaivinists! If you spot us, don’t forget to say hello to us with our ভাঁড়ে চা
How do sports empower women? Find out on March 29 at 3:30PM IST via a live, global webchat about “Finding Strength Through Sports,” featuring panelists Nungshi and Tashi Malik from India, Aziza Kayumova from Tajikistan, and Fatima Saleem and Rabia Qadir from Pakistan. #EmpowerWomen [ Link ] #WomensHistoryMonth

Webchat on finding strength through sports | ShareAmerica
Congratulations to Indian-American teen Indrani Das for winning the annual Regeneron Science Talent Search Award for her research on preventing death of neurons due to brain injuries or neurodegenerative diseases. Indrani Das, a 17-year-old resident of New Jersey, and four other Indian-origin students were among the top ten finalists to be honoured for their research projects demonstrating...
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Indian-American teenager wins top science prize
Thinking of improving your English skills for professional development. Wondering how to write resumes, cover letters, and professional email messages. Join Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State's English Language Programs funded and University of Pennsylvania created course “English for Career Development”. Registration for the facilitated MOOC begins March 20th and the class begins...
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English for Career Development - University of Pennsylvania | Coursera
Hey Fans – check out what is happening at the ‪#AmericanCenter #Kolkata next week! Don’t miss the interesting programs!
Interested in developing and practicing English language skills for media work? Join Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State's English Language Programs funded and University of Pennsylvania created course “English for Media Literacy”. The facilitated MOOC will give help you developing critical thinking skills and evaluating different types of media, such as social media, blogs, podcasts,...
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English for Media Literacy - University of Pennsylvania | Coursera