Cross Cultural Conversations

2018 CCC Facilitator Training

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 DSC1116Cross-Cultural Conversations are small, intentionally selected groups of 8-12 individuals from varying backgrounds (e.g., race, culture, ethnicity, socio-economic status, age, religion and/or neighborhood) that are convened to tackle issues of race and inclusion, dismantle stereotypes and bridge differences through facilitated conversation.  

CCCs are held in the home of a host and begin with a central and vital feature of the program: sharing a meal together.

“Across cultures and time, food sharing is an almost universal medium for expressing fellowship; it embodies values of hospitality, duty, gratitude, sacrifice and compassion. The shared meal is an opportunity not only to eat, but also to talk, to create and strengthen bonds of attachment and friendship, to teach and learn. 

The goal of the program is to create a safe environment to bridge differences and open a pathway to see and treat one another as human beings and not as "other."  The group meets four times over a 4-month period and, through their conversations and sharing of experiences, the participants delve deep into the ways in which race and other differences have manifested in one another's lives and how they have created barriers to genuine trust and authentic conversation at a time.

If you would like more information, contact the CCC Committee Chairs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If you are ready to sign up today to join a CCC group, please fill out and submit the CCC Interest Form here.   READ MORE...