Finding Common Ground: Intercultural Dialogue among Youth in North Macedonia, by Marija Krstevska, Online, November 15, 2021, 12 pm ET.
The Institute for the Study of Human Rights and the Harriman Institute invite you to a talk with Marija Krstevska, Secretary General, Center for Intercultural Dialogue, North Macedonia (held online). Krstevska will discuss her trajectory as a girl raised in a mono-ethnic environment to a young advocate for intercultural acceptance. She is the Secretary General of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, a youth organization in Kumanovo, North Macedonia. Through that organization, she has created learning opportunities within non-formal education for diverse groups of learners, advocated for direct involvement in community decision-making, and supported youth participation through inclusive policies. She will discuss the importance of active citizenship, capacity building, and non-formal education in fostering intercultural dialogue among youth. Marija is a participant in the 2021-22 Human Rights Advocates Program at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Moderator: Lara J. Nettelfield, Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Human Rights, Institute for the Study of Human Rights and Department of Political Science
For Zoom login, register here: https://bit.ly/HRAPNMacedonia
World Teachers’ Day: Teachers at the Heart of Education Recovery, October 5, 2021. Sponsored by UNESCO, UNICEF, International Labour Organization, and Education International.
We honor all the teachers who follow the Center for Intercultural Dialogue. This has been a difficult year and a half for so many. Take a moment to pause, and appreciate all that has been accomplished despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic.
For those who have the time, World Teachers’ Day celebrations will take place from 4 to 8 October 2021.
Dialogues for Artists in a Changing World: Florescence, Neuroaesthetics, and Intercultural Art, University Pendidakan Sultan Idris, Selangor, Malaysia, Online, October 1, 2021.
Florescence is the term used to refer to flowering; a potent image that recurs throughout art history with shifting contexts and symbolism. Lida Sherafatmand, co-author of the Manifesto of Florescencism, will discuss her belief in the power of art to contribute to social and environmental equilibrium, and its ability to resonate beyond geographic borders. Dr. Ramin Hajianfard, Senior Lecturer in Art & Design at the University Pendidakan Sultan Idris, Malaysia, whose research interests include peace painting and intercultural aesthetics, will participate as well. Touching on the importance of art having an awareness of other disciplines, including psychology and social science, the conversation will explore the political power of an aesthetics of gentle beauty and the importance for painting to be in constant conversation with many different spheres, as well as how research into neuroaesthetics can widen the scope of understanding of the ways in which art interacts with and affects viewers.
The event is scheduled for Friday, October 1, 2021. The times are as follows:
Malaysia – 10.50pm / 11pm start
Central Europe – 4.50pm / 5pm start
UK/Ireland – 3.50pm / 4pm start
East Coast US – 10.50am / 11am start
West Coast US – 7.50am / 8am start
(Follow the link in the first paragraph to participate.)
United Nations International Day of Peace, September 21, 2021. Theme: Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. The 2021 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world.” In 2021, as we heal from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are inspired to think creatively and collectively about how to help everyone recover better, how to build resilience, and how to transform our world into one that is more equal, more just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier.
Identity, Digital Storytelling and Linguistic Citizenship, Hub for Education & Language Diversity, King’s College, London, UK, 22 July 2021, 15:00 BST.
This event is part of the Hub for Education & Language Diversity (HELD) summer school, July 21-23, 2021, but is open to everyone.
What is the relationship between identity, digital storytelling and linguistic citizenship? Due to advances in digital technology, there are new relations of power at micro and macro levels, and digital literacy has become essential in “claiming the right to speak.” As language learners navigate these changing times, they need to negotiate new identities, investments, and imagined futures.
In this presentation, Dr Bonny Norton demonstrates that while there are social structures that may constrain a language learner’s linguistic citizenship, digital stories in multiple languages can help these learners claim the right to be heard. Drawing on her recent research on digital storytelling in both wealthy and poorly resourced communities worldwide, she discusses how freely available digital stories in multiple languages can harness the linguistic capital of language learners in homes and schools, with exciting implications for the promotion of linguistic citizenship in communities worldwide.
Researching Intercultural Perspectives, Problems, and Relationships Beyond the Pandemic, International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR), Webinar, July 12-13, 2021.
The International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR) Biennial Conference which was planned for July 2021 has been postponed and will now take place July 25-28, 2022. To provide a setting for our continued interaction around the important work of the Academy, instead IAIR has organized this “IAIR Webinar” during part of the original conference dates of July 12-13, 2021. Join the webinar for keynotes, awards, and future directions in intercultural research. There is no registration fee.
National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation: Summer Learning Springboard, Online, July 26-30, 2021. Deadline: July 16, 2021.
For those who study, teach, and/or practice dialogue, deliberation, conflict resolution, mediation, and collaboration, the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD) is hosting a Summer Learning Springboard, July 26-30. Registration for this week of virtual events is just $10 for NCDD members and $20 for non-members which includes access to a host of included sessions and networking events. There are some advanced workshops with additional fees.
Session topics include supporting DEI, compassionate listening, the tensions of neutrality, capturing impact of engagement processes, Bohm Dialogue, facilitating interactive online meetings, a toolkit of collaborative discussion activities, multi-process synergies, democracy as a wicked problem, and online open space and conversation café.
Call for papers: Contemporary Developments on Media, Culture and Society: Argentina and Latin America, Center for the Study on Media and Society in Argentina (MESO), Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 26-27, 2021 (hybrid meeting). Deadline: August 31, 2021.
This will be the seventh annual conference organized by MESO on the interactions between media, culture and society. For more information about previous events, please visit our website. This Annual Conference is sponsored by the Center for Global Culture and Communication and the Center for Latinx Digital Media at Northwestern University.
Submissions should contribute to ongoing conversations about media, culture, and society in empirical, theoretical or methodological ways. They might also broaden our knowledge about the relationship between media, culture, and society at the national and regional level. Articles may refer to different aspects of communication, media, and cultural goods and services in the areas of journalism, entertainment -cinema, theater, television, music, etc. – advertising and marketing, public relations, social media, and video games, among others.
Success Stories of Refugees in Europe: Celebrating the contributions of children and highly skilled adults, BAAL Multilingualism Special Interest Group and Newcastle University (Online), June 16, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (BST).
Europe has experienced major waves of refugee immigration, which has led to over a million refugees and asylum seekers across EU countries to date. Children and adults have been equally affected and often placed in marginalised positions by their host communities who often failed to fully value their contributions. This event, which has been organised by the BAAL Multilingualism SIG and hosted by Newcastle University’s School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, celebrates the linguistic and cultural contributions of refugees, both children and adults, in Europe. It will bring together researchers, practitioners and members of the public interested in current debates about refugee integration in Europe.
The event is free but registration is required.
Stories of Home VR: Immigrant and Refugee Voices, StoryCenter, Berkeley, CA, USA (Online), June 11, 2021, 8-9pm GMT.
Pull up a chair and bring along your favorite Friday afternoon snacks as you join StoryCenter for a FREE, one-hour online screening of new immersive media work from Stories of Home VR. Artist-in-Residence Parul Wadhwa has been hard at work during the pandemic, collaborating with three women to document their material memories of home through virtual reality (VR) filmmaking techniques.
Help organizers honor these unique voices as World Refugee Day approaches (June 20). The event will also feature short interviews with the storytellers, captured in partnership with the California Film Institute, and a Q&A with Parul on the value of VR for enhancing wellbeing and building community and compassion.
At the event, the stories will be shown as 360 videos, but after you register, organizers will send you the information you will need to view them on the Oculus Store, if you have a VR headset.