Wang Center 9th Biennial Symposium/Disarming Polarization: Navigating Conflict and Difference
MARCH 5TH and 6TH, 2020
REMINDER: March 6 keynote with Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb has been cancelled due to travel disruption.
Details, Schedule and Registration Link
The 9th Wang Center Symposium takes up the issue of heightened political and societal polarization within the U.S.A. and globally as well as its primary consequence, the increasing inability to communicate and collaborate across differences to develop solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. These problems include but are not limited to: climate change, food and water insecurity, immigration, poverty and income inequality, as well as ongoing large and small-scale conflicts resulting from strained relations among those of a different races, ethnicities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, and social classes. Acknowledging this challenge, the two-day conference will bring together academics, activists, and practitioners whose life’s work engages polarization—within and across disciplines, traditions, communities, peoples, etc.—in ways that increase understanding about the topic or model actions that facilitate effective collaboration across difference.
Friday, March 6 to 4:45pm
Anderson University Center
Pacific Lutheran University - Anderson University Center: 12180 Park Ave S, Parkland , WA 98447