Ramsin Babaei came to the United States six years ago from Iran where, as a Christian, he faced religious persecution. He now attends church regularly here in the United States with his mother. He felt like he belonged in America before he even set foot in the country because he watched so many Hollywood movies.
Encompass, a non-profit group that focuses on diversity issues in California schools, is using theater to teach teachers how to counteract sexual bias in Southern California classrooms. The actors are students from the LA County High School for the arts.
48 percussionists perform Inuksuit -- an experimental music piece by John Luther Adams -- in Ojai, CA. The score is based on the Inushuk, which is a large stone sculpture that Inuits and other native peoples use to orient themselves in the Arctic circle.