The Avery Point Global Café is a faculty-driven, student-focused interdisciplinary learning community engaged in critical dialogues on topics related to local environments and global citizenship since 2009. The mission of the Global Cafe is to bridge disciplinary perspectives, provide students opportunities to make connections across courses, and enrich our campus's learning community through lunchtime discussions and events.
The 2017-2018 Global Cafe theme is "Dialogue in Democracy." During the spring 2018 semester, the Global Cafe will facilitate three structured dialogue events for Avery Point students with the intent of providing safe space to engage in civic reflection and discussion of controversial topics. Structured dialogue provides a facilitated forum to develop deep listening skills, reflect on individual values, and support a culture of mutual understanding and community-building on our campus.