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Thanksgiving as an International Cultural Practice

Thursday Nov 14
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Heth Hall, Room 022

The session will address the following questions:
How would you describe your cultures practices with giving thanks or harvest celebrations?
How do these practices represent your cultures broader beliefs?
How do you compare your cultures practice with the American Thanksgiving traditions?
How can knowledge about other cultural practices affect us as individuals and as community? All members of the Radford University community are invited. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunches.

Presenters:
Gaston Dembele, Associate Professor, School of Teacher Education & Leadership (from Burkina Faso) Nara Cavalcanti, Graduate Student (from Brazil) Yugi Igari, Graduate Student (from Japan
Moderator:
Brooke Blanks, Assistant Professor, School of Teacher Education & Leadership Diversity Dialogue will explore international perspectives on giving thanks.
Diversity Dialogue is a series of discussions on intercultural competency, particularly areas affecting learning environments. Remaining sessions for the 2013-2014 academic year will be on the following Thursdays: February 20, March 20 and April 17.

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