Knowing Each Other, Knowing Ourselves: Why Study Other Cultures?

Knowing Each Other, Knowing Ourselves: Why Study Other Cultures?

The notion that America is a melting pot in which different ethnic and cultural groups lose their distinctions is under attack. Should our cultural diversity threaten our unity? America has always been a country of diverse peoples, and our ability to come together requires an understanding of culture itself. This program offers a view of traditional cultures around the world that may look different on the surface but whose similarities outnumber their differences. Dr. Stanley Knick draws examples from Native American, African, and European cultures, and also considers the issues of multicultural school curricula. His discussion offers a vision of culture that encourages discussion about emotion so we can better understand each other and ourselves.

Requirements: 
Chalkboard or flip-chart, lectern, microphone