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Become a Participant

Interested in participating in the Connection Point Dialogues? Read more here!

Participating in the Connection Point Dialogues program will give you the unique opportunity to engage in facilitated discussions via videoconferencing technology with a diverse group of Western, Arab and Muslim women from around the world. The program structure and contents will be based on a curriculum developed by Peace X Peace, to include activities and discussion on a variety of issues concerning both regions, including but not limited to:

  • Concepts of identity and gender roles, and their impact on world views
  • The role of women in social movements
  • The role of the media in impacting perceptions of women’s status in Western and Arab and Muslim societies
  • The use of religion in politics and its impact on gender roles in both regions

Dialogues that utilize web-based platforms cut across physical boundaries and can bring people together who may not otherwise have the opportunity to meet in person. Participating in dialogues across physical, cultural, and religious boundaries is an exciting and rewarding experience, and we invite you to develop your conflict resolution skills, and join us to create understanding and build an interconnected community of women through this online forum.

Participation

  • Participants must commit to meet online for 2 hour weekly sessions over a period of 8 weeks between April 1, 2013 and May 23, 2013
  • Meeting dates and times will be determined by participant and facilitator schedules
  • We are launching the program with a limited number of groups. If we are unable to accommodate you in a group for the spring 2013 round of dialogues, you will be considered for the next round (October 2013-December 2013)

Technology
Dialogues will be conducted online, using Google+ Hangouts. Participants will need access to a computer or laptop with high-speed internet, a webcam and microphone, and will also need a Google + account (easy to set up!)

Application process

Complete our online participant form

Apply by March 26th to be considered as a participant in the spring 2013 dialogues

For questions regarding your application, please contact yasmina@peacexpeace.org