I have developed a series of cultural conversations to help immigrants and members of the host society understand each other better and interact more effectively. This Proposal for Culture Conversations outlines my experience with Cultural Conversations.
These conversations are open-ended, and developing a growing, enriching relationship between people of different cultures takes time. It can’t be done in one meeting. However, even if small groups meet, I believe these conversations affect the larger community. As people begin to be comfortable reaching out and asking each other questions, the understanding they gain enriches them personally and enables them to approach others more confidently.
I am not aware of other efforts to do this, and would love to hear from others who are doing this type of thing!