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World Cafe Grapples with International Issues in Folklore

Wednesday, October 08, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
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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 (in Lamy).

The 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 working internationally.

The 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.

This 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.

Last 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.

For more about the World Café idea, see the official site: http://www.theworldcafe.com.

You can also watch an explanation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG_6iBcyP7w

The 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:borland.19@osu.edu).


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