With a nod to a series of colloquia first held at The Stone Center at Wellesley College, ICGC has launched “Giving Voice to Connection: An ICGC Colloquium: a new program with sessions offered on the last Friday of each month, September through May.
This new virtual series harkens back to the early development of Relational Cultural Theory. The first RCT colloquium was started in 1981 at The Stone Center when founding scholars and the growing community of Relational Cultural Theory scholar-practitioners shared their developing work at in-person gatherings. They often published these papers as “Works in Progress”, a series of working papers that helped launch RCT.
Judith V. Jordan, founding scholar, recalls, “early on, Relational Cultural Theory grew through a series of colloquia offered by the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute. It was a heady time, with people sending our ‘works in progress’ all around the country! It was exciting and we felt that we could make a difference, bringing about positive personal and social change.”
Each session of the new ICGC colloquium will be recorded and posted on YouTube. Just as the Works in Progress papers helped spread the work of RCT, we hope this growing collection of videos will be useful in teaching and training.
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