worldBethany College will host its first World Kafé Sunday on February 28 at 7 p.m. in Nelson 116, according to Charlotte Anderson, director of International Studies.

The first World Café event was organized in 1995 and since then thousands of people around the globe have participated. It is a structured conversational process intended to facilitate open and intimate discussion and link ideas within a larger group to access the collective wisdom in the room.

Anderson said she wanted to try something new on campus that would mix people from different countries, communities, and cultures. “We can have conversations about things where there may be cultural contradictions or even confrontations,” she said. “Some students travel across oceans and face a process of acculturation on a regular basis. So do some domestic students who travel home to another subculture on a regular basis.”

Anyone is invited to attend this free event for open discussion. Refreshments will be available at Nelson 116 and all students with Bethany IDs can get coffee, team or hot cocoa.