World Cafe Grapples with International Issues in Folklore
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
The Committee on International Issues would
like to invite you to a special event at the upcoming meeting in Santa Fe: the
second annual World Café, to be held
on Wednesday, November 5, 4:30-6:00 PM
World Café is a participatory session consisting of a series of structured
small-group conversations focused on certain key questions designed to bring to
the surface our collective wisdom concerning the promises and challenges of
World Café is an intentionally inclusive method of inquiry that draws on the
power of small, face-to-face conversations to address questions that matter.
Participants consider a series of questions in small groups, speaking with mind
and heart, and listening to understand. After each round, we gather into new
groups, so that potentially everyone works with everyone else. After several
rounds, the ideas, questions and themes that surface begin to link and connect.
event is open to anybody interested in connecting with folklorists and the
folklore enterprise of other places. We particularly encourage AFS members who
are traveling to the meeting from outside the U.S.
year we had great success at our trial run, so we are hoping to develop the
event even more this time. But we can’t do it without you. So please come join
us. Meet new colleagues, exchange ideas and experiences, and share in the
excitement of broadening our reach and our minds. We promise conviviality: everything
else emerges from that.
more about the World Café idea, see the official site: http://www.theworldcafe.com.
can also watch an explanation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG_6iBcyP7w
World Café is fueled by your ideas and enthusiasm, so we hope to see as many of
you there as possible.
For questions, please contact
Katey Borland (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org).