While the goal of diversity in any community is noble, it is one of many steps in building community. Diversity in the room builds capacity to achieve the ultimate goal of cross-cultural engagement and community building. Such engagement is characterized by an acceptance of multiple worldviews, a willingness to co-create rather than control and the patience to endure. Cecilia will discuss how cross-cultural engagement can transform us and our community.
Cecilia Nadal is founder and executive director of Gitana Productions Inc., an arts and education organization that uses music, dance and drama to bring diverse groups together in acceptance and mutual understanding.