Dialogue Institute held its annual Regional Advisory Committee Meeting in Oklahoma City on January 9, 2016.
More than 60 members from many cities where Dialogue Institute serves participate in this yearly effort to explore how to advance dialogue, mutual understanding, peace and respect in our societies.
The event had a great turnout despite cold weather, cancelled flights and other difficulties. Dialogue Institute members showed their commitment in promoting respect and interfaith understanding.
The event was chaired by Dr. David D. Perlmutter, professor at and Dean of the College of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University.
Here are the sessions of the event:
Sharing Best Dialogue Experiences by Susanna Southward
How to increase involvement of local board members: What can I do for Dialogue Institute? by Dr. David Perlmutter
Revisiting Hizmet values in the face of current challenges by Dr. Alp Aslandogan from Alliance for Shared Values
Explore new outreach efforts by Arcie Chapa
Regional Advisory Committee Meeting concluded with poetry performance by Usha Akeela from Austin and a dinner at the Raindrop Turkish House.