Global Commons

Hart House Global Commons 2017-2018
The Global Commons is an interdisciplinary space for U of T students (including UTSC and UTM) to engage in real-time dialogue with students who will be participating virtually from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, The University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Indiana University Bloomington. Join us for an exciting opportunity to engage internationally, share perspectives and lived experience, and explore ways to work in our communities towards peaceful and justice-based pluralism. Students who participate in 2 of the 3 sessions will receive CCR Credit.
Achieving Peaceful Pluralism in a Globalized World
Achieving peaceful pluralism, centered on equity and inclusion, has always been a challenging aspiration and no less so in an increasingly globalized world, where ideas, people, and information cross borders at unprecedented rates.
The wide spectrum of global conflict and difference ranges from entrenched violent conflict to navigating systemic social and legal challenges and injustices. Cultural differences, miscommunication, and perceived wrongs can further compound the challenges to understand how, as individuals, we can affect positive change, and develop personal strategies to promote peaceful pluralism. What is our role as citizens in developing agency at the institutional, social, and individual levels, and in doing so finding solutions that are inclusive, diverse, and supportive for all citizens?
U of T students who participate in 2 of 3 of the 2017/18 sessions will receive CCR Credit.
Moderated by: Azeezah Kanji
Session 1: Engaging Institutions through Active Citizenship
Thursday, November 23, 2017, 11-1 pm (EST)
Click the following links for more information on Session 1 and to register 
Session 2: The Opportunities and Challenges of Diverse Communities
February 1, 2018, 11 am-1 pm (EST)

Session 3: Personal Strategies for Promoting Peaceful Pluralism
March 1, 2018, 10am-1 pm (EST)
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