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The Invitational Framework for Social Transformation | Layli Maparyan

Oct 29, 2020 | News + Announcements, Pupil of the Eye, Race Unity, Social Justice, Videos


Is there another way to move towards that better world that we all know is possible?

In this era of extreme polarization between all kinds of people, it often feels like we are just recycling hostilities and not really making progress towards social justice or greater human well-being. Yet, a simple frame shift—from opposition to invitation—opens up new vistas and presents new solutions.

In this presentation, we explore just what is meant by the “invitational perspective” and experiment with how to apply it.

Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women, a women and gender focused research and action institute at Wellesley College, where she is also Professor and Chair of the Africana Studies Department.