10 strategies to create a thriving cross-cultural relationship will be introduced to cross-cultural couples from all around the world at 2018 Families in Global Transition (FIGT) Annual Conference in the Hague, the Netherland.
LOVE STUDY is a collection of work I created over the past year, before and after getting married. The paintings and graphics are the results of my desire to understand myself and my relationship. I’m discovering this is a never-ending process. I’m excited to show these intimate pieces and share what inspires me to bring this work into the world. Bring a friend, partner, significant other, wife or husband. Come have a glass of wine and enjoy some cheese to celebrate your love and relationship. Please join me at the LOVE STUDY reception to enjoy a lovely evening of art and wine inspired by love.
Five presenters from five different countries and cultures (The Netherlands, Taiwan, South Korea, India, and Malaysia) share their personal and professional experiences with LGBT rights, sexual and gender identity development, and cultural strengths and barriers.
Kyoung Mi Choi , Assistant Professor, California State University, Fresno
Christel van der Boom, Communication Expert, Communications at Flipboard
Gitima Sharma, Assistant Professor, California State University, Fresno
Hemla D. Singaravelu, Ph.D, Professor, Webster University, St. Louis
Cheng-En Lee, Graduate Student, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
UC Berkeley Law students from diverse cultural backgrounds experience an eye-opening training on Cultural Intelligence (CQ). Each participant explores their individual cultural identity and group identity through various experiential activities. Learning about "The Hero’s Journey: Culturality and Process" invites the participants to pursue their own exhilarating journey of self-discovery and self-empowerment for everlasting transformation.
Around the Globe: Curative Flipboard Magazine International Safe Zone to support international LGBT students
International lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) students often face issues with internalized homophobia, fear of persecution upon repatriation, and finding a supportive community, in addition to the challenges all international students experience on U.S. campuses. On campuses, neither LGBT support groups nor international student organizations offer culturally sensitive support. Hence, they often remain invisible. By curating a Flipboard magazine, the presenters created a virtual safe space and a resource to support the meaning making process of these students’ sexual and affectional identity.