Call for proposals, Families in Global Transition 2022: Where do we go from here? March 21-22, 2022, USA but online. Deadline: 11 October 2021.
Over the last two years, the world has changed in ways that most of us could never have imagined. We are still living with the pandemic, but we are also experiencing a period of social, racial, economic and environmental reckoning that spans the world. Even if by some miracle, we were to all begin to return to a life without lockdown tomorrow, the aftershocks of all these realities combined will be felt for a long time to come. Whatever your personal situation or experience, this has had an impact on all of us. The world has changed. FIGT2022 is dedicated to reflecting on these changes and asking the big question: ‘Where do we go from here?’
Presenters are asked to address one of these three strands to help begin to answer this question.
Connecting: how can our individual, unique challenges and experiences bring us together as individuals and a community across cultures, borders and generations? How can we better hold space for each other’s unique experiences? This strand will look at how we can come together in ways that encourage mutual understanding, sharing and growth.
Innovating: can the challenges we face lead us to new research and/or new practices personally or professionally? This strand will look at whether our experiences can lead to growth, reconstruction and reimagining across all aspects of our globally mobile world.
Thriving: how can we develop skills to help us cope with the pain and discomfort that a globally mobile, cross-cultural life might bring in 2022? This strand is an opportunity to explore our own reflections as well as providing insights into best practices for support so that we can find ways to thrive, despite our challenges.