Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Diversity Conference in Cape Town
See the announcement below on an upcoming Diversity Conference:
ELEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS, COMMUNITIES AND NATIONS
University of the Western Cape
Cape Town, South Africa
20-22 June 2011
The Diversity Conference has a history of bringing together scholarly, government and practice-based participants with an interest in the issues of diversity and community. The conference examines the concept of diversity as a positive aspect of a global world and globalized society. Diversity is in many ways reflective of our present world order, but there are ways of taking this further without necessarily engendering its alternatives: racism, conflict, discrimination and inequity. Diversity as a mode of social existence can be projected in ways that deepen the range of human experience. The conference will seek to explore the full range of what diversity means and explore modes of diversity in real-life situations of living together in community. The conference supports a move away from simple affirmations that 'diversity is good' to a more nuanced account of the effects and uses of diversity on differently situated communities in the context of our current epoch of globalization.