F. Personal and Social Transformation: Intercultural Perspectives

March 15, 2019

We live in challenging times. While disturbing and distressing, trials and tribulations call forth our full potential as human beings to struggle, survive, and transform. When personal challenges are situated in and linked to social and historical contexts, the personal becomes political and one’s individual struggles join with others in community. Intercultural approaches reveal this critical link too often negated or neglected in our fragmented, virtually mediated, and individualistic worlds.

This workshop is designed for individuals interested in courageous, creative, and spiritually grounded approaches to personal and social transformation to meet the challenges of our contentious times. Using a variety of modalities, participants will gain approaches to develop and enhance their paths as agents of change toward personal and social transformation.

Kathryn Sorrells need for intercultural communication

Dr. Kathryn Sorrells is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge. She teaches courses in intercultural communication, intercultural training, cultural studies, feminist theory, communication, and globalization, as well as global peace and justice. She has been instrumental in developing a campus-wide initiative, to create a proactively engaged campus. Kathryn has facilitated change processes in the areas of diversity, gender, and intercultural conflict. She is also a potter and brings her creative interests into the classroom and scholarly work. She is the author of Intercultural Communication: Globalization and Social Justice, co-editor of Globalizing Intercultural Communication, and has published a variety of articles.