The Intercultural Praxis Model: Advancing a Vision and Practice
of Healing and Justice
We are living in challenging, divisive, and potentially transformative times. Today, intercultural issues such as the realities and awareness of disparities, environmental devastation, and state-sanctioned violence are heightened locally, nationally and globally. So too, awareness of historic and current systemic inequities, efforts to build multiracial/intercultural coalitions, and goals of tangible equitable outcomes are on the rise. Thus, amidst the complexities and paradoxes, central questions emerge: What is our role? How can we, as educators, trainers, and researchers, leverage our spheres of influence for accountability, repair and transformative justice? Using an intercultural praxis approach, Kathryn Sorrells addresses the possibilities and challenges of advancing a vision and practice of healing and justice.Registration = FREE for current SIETAR USA members in good standing
Registration = $25.00 for nonmembers
About the Presenter
Professor of Communication Studies, Cal State University-Northridge
Kathryn Sorrells is Professor of Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). She combines critical/cultural studies and postcolonial perspectives to explore issues of culture, race, gender, class, and sexuality. The critical, social justice approach she uses to study and practice intercultural communication is informed by her experiences growing up in the South during the tumultuous and transformative civil rights movement and her subsequent participation in the antiwar; women’s; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT); and labor and immigrant rights movements. Kathryn has published a variety of books and articles related to intercultural communication, globalization, and social justice. Additionally, Kathryn has experience as a consultant and trainer for nonprofit, profit and educational organizations in the areas of intercultural communication and multicultural learning.