Radical Listening to Ourselves, Others and the World

Event Date: 
Friday, February 17, 2023 - 12:00am
Location: 
Williams Hall Global Commons
The 2022 Global Citizenship Education Conference invites us back into the ear and, specifically, to listening as a way to restore some balance. The pandemic, war, mass shootings and racism of recent times have left everyone reeling and searching for ways to reestablish their balance in a world at times unrecognizable. As we know, our ability to balance is something we find not in our e-calendars or even our activism, but through our ears. As we seek a more stable positioning between the dizzying highs and lows of experiencing world-as-a-mess and then returning to our more hopeful commitments, perhaps we would be well-served to begin in the auditory realm. This conference is widely open to academics, non-profit professionals, educators, activists, artists, poets and those in between... Our speakers will present a variety of ideas around listening in intimate and global arenas. There will be ample space for engagement and conversation.