The 22nd Annual Culture Conference: The Search for Home
When we speak of "home" we are referring to a place of acceptance and belonging, which is essential to our development of a solid sense of ourselves as human beings. Bell hooks refers to a sense of "homeplace," as an essential part of our cultural and individual identity.
Clinical intervention needs to take into account the importance of this place of psychological and spiritual safety at each life cycle phase.
This conference will explore the clinical meaning of home in relation to the multigenerational legacies of the diaspora for all who live in this country.
We have invited four dynamic guest presenters.
Daniel Beaty will present "Transforming Pain to Power," a combination of Characters & Poems from Award Winning Plays "Emergency," "Through the Night," and "Mr. Joy " his explosive solo tour de force presentations in which he portrays many different characters, featuring slam poetry, multi-character transformation and song.
Dr. America Bracho, a Venezuelan physician and a specialist in public health and health behavior, who is the director of Latino Health Access, will discuss home and community in relation to health care. Dr. Bracho encourages empowerment and participatory approaches to community health education. She is a trainer in issues of community wellness and change.
On Friday Night we will have a special event featuring Dr. Cornel West and Dr. Samuel Cruz in a dialogue: The Search for Home: Common Ground, Common Hope. These two theologians, one African American, the other Puerto Rican, will discuss how to move beyond conflict and competition to strengthen connections among marginalized cultural groups to create a sense of "home" for all in our society.
Our 4 award winning speakers, will help us evolve our thinking about translating our understanding of culture into our clinical assessment and intervention in ways which promote healing, belonging and a sense of community
The Neumann Conference and Banquet Center (View)
146 Metlars Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854
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