Intercultural Weekly

 

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Are you interested in developing your intercultural competency through facilitated critical discussions on current events, pop culture, the media, and more? Join us every Thursday as we explore how culture shapes our views and perspectives. These weekly discussions are CCR recognized if you attend at least 4 out of the 7 sessions.

Date & Time Topic Title Description and Question Prompts Register
September 23, 2022 Netflix & Critique Why do people around the world all seem to relate to Squid Game? Has Netflix created a new haven for ‘foreign’ films?  Click here!

September 30, 2022

Music Cultural/Racial Stereotyping in music genres: 
  • What are the implications?
  • How does it affect the way we listen/understand music?
  • What is the point of genres?
  • What are the cultural histories of genres, the power relations of musical genres?
  • Music suggestions?

The Grammys has notorious controversy related to genres (e.g. Urban music and Tyler the Creator, Drake etc.)
E.g. Lil Nas X - Old Town Road
E.g. Pop Music/Boybands/Girl Bands are music for girls

Vox Article

Click here!

October 7, 2022

Film Interculturalism in the Sundance Film Festival/ Cultural exchange in film festivals and indie films:
  • Why are film festivals such as great space for cultural exchange
  • What are the benefits of discussion panels, Q&As in fostering cultural exchange and engaged dialogue
  • Film suggestions?
Click here!

October 21, 2022

Health and Wellness Click here!
October 28, 2022 Stereotypes in Film and Television   Click here!

November 4, 2022

Fashion   Click here!

November 11, 2022

Ceremonies, Festivals, and Weddings   Click here!

All sessions will take place in MN 6128.