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Coffeehouse Conversations

The very first session taking place at Othering & Belonging 2019 will be a 60-minute session of our public Coffeehouse, a highly-interactive public space of robust and critical dialogue designed to engage conference participants in a set of questions and thematics that connect with the overall agenda of Othering & Belonging. By kicking off the conference with this public session, we are placing conference-goers at the heart of the conference conversation and activating the community we will build together over the following 3 days.

Grab your registration badge and head over to the Coffeehouse to start your Othering & Belonging 2019 with potent and powerful dialogue that deepens the conference experience by bringing the Othering and Belonging framework into a space of community and connection

Find out more about the Coffeehouse here.

Session will be led by Abdul-Rehman Malik, an award-winning journalist, scholar, and culturemaker, who will serve as our “Coffeehouse Conductor.” Modeled on Ottoman-era coffeehouses, which always had akahvecibasi , or Convener of the Coffeehouse, AR will be working with a set of coffeehouse table hosts to facilitate discussions at each table with provocations and open the space to the group, allowing space for participants to be both speaker and listener, teacher and student.  

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