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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.

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Please note that Intercultural Weekly is intended to run in person on campus. It will return to on-campus delivery when we are able to do so.
Date & Time Topic Title Description and Question Prompts Suggested Readings
January 27, 2022 from 10-11 AM EST (online) Netflix & Critique Why do people around the world all seem to relate to Squid Game? Has Netflix created a new haven for ‘foreign’ films?   

February 3, 2022 from 10-11 AM EST 

Room: IB 335

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

February 10, 2022 from 10-11 AM EST

Room: UTM Room

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?
 

February 17, 2022 from 10-11 AM EST

Room: UTM Room

Food
  • How did bubble tea/Korean BBQ suddenly become so popular in the West in the past several years?
  • Why has sushi been famous longer
  • Burritos, Curry in the UK?
Blog Post

March 3, 2022 from 10-11 AM EST

Room: UTM Room

TBD    

March 10, 2022 from 10-11 AM EST

Room: UTM Room

TBD    

March 17, 2022 from 10-11 AM EST

Room: UTM Room

TBD