In one weekend, participants will have an opportunity to learn about each other’s lives and to develop a more trusting relationship with someone from a different cultural group. Sexism, racism, classism, ageism, heterosexism, and many other diversity issues will be discussed. Through the use of role plays, personal stories, films, listening exercises, and ‘mindfully responding’ techniques, participants will begin a conversation across cultures.
Under the guidance of a trained StirFry group facilitator, participants will learn different approaches to having an intimate and honest dialogue with each other. They will also learn how to deal with their differences and similarities in a peaceful and compassionate way.
Participants will learn:
- Ways to listen and respond to cultural differences
- How to empathetically relate to someone
- How to mediate cultural conflicts
- The Art of Listening
- To observe the intent and impact of our communication