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Global Intercultural Citizenship for Human Dignity (GICHD): A Philo-politico-educational perspective by David Balosa David Balosa: Adjunct Professor of.

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1 Global Intercultural Citizenship for Human Dignity (GICHD): A Philo-politico-educational perspective by David Balosa David Balosa: Adjunct Professor of French, Portuguese, Spanish, & Swahili at Delaware State University Department of English and Foreign Languages Doctoral Student at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Language, Literacy, and Culture (LLC)

2 The Right Philosophy, Politics, and Education for Harmonious Interaction and Movements within a Shared and Protected Planet

3 GICHD: DEFINITION & Philosophy GICHD is an interdisciplinary perspective to the analysis of the social crisis in the era of globalization and a proposal to human dignity and humiliation issues’ resolution. GICHD core philosophy is a transformational interculturality approach based on the right philosophy, politics, and education for harmonious interaction and movements within a shared and protected planet.

4 GICHD FRAMEWORK Within the transformational interculturality approach, the GICHD framework is to promote and support 4 fundamental concepts: Intercultural justice: Unity without uniformity Common planet to share and protect Equity in social policy DIGA (Dignity, Integrity, Generosity, and Amitié)

5 Why a philo-politico-educational insight? The philo-politico-educational insight may provide the appropriate skills for transformational interculturality locally and globally and may adequately answer three major critical questions about the crisis of our time: Who we are and what we think about ourselves in relation with others? How to organize ourselves as human beings for harmonious interaction and movements within our shared and protected planet? Why should we be willing to learn from one another locally and globally? (See The African Fable: The Toad and the Rat) (I will provide the translation in English to the workshop participants)

6 Method: LITERATURE REVIEW Dervin et al. (eds). (2011). Politics of interculturality. New Castle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. D’Anieri, P. (2012). International politics: Power and purpose in global affairs. Boston. MA: Wadsworth. Fanon, F. (2004). The wretched of the earth. New York: Grove Press. Gomes de Mato, F. C. (2013). Dignity: A multidimensional view. Lake Oswego, OR: Dignity Press. Mall, R. A. (2000). Intercultural Philosophy. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Noddings, N. (eds.) (2005). Educating citizens for global awareness. New York: Colombia University Press. Lindner, E. (2012). A dignity economy: Creating an economy that serves human dignity and preserves our planet. Lake Oswego, OR: Dignity Press. Sandel, M. J. (2009). Justice: What’s the right thing to do? New York: FSG. Sorrells, K. (2013). Intercultural communication: Globalization and social justice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

7 Conclusion and Discussion How can GICHD contribute to the mediation of the social crisis of our time? In which ways all human beings have the responsibility in the share and the protection of our planet? How significant is the implementation of GICHD perspective in establishing equity in social policy when it comes to addressing the human dignity and humiliation issues? What did you learn from the African fable: the toad and the rat and how can that lesson be applied to solve the local and global indignity of our time?

8 Conclusion & Discussion To solve the social crisis and the human indignity of our time, the right philosophy, politics, and education for harmonious interaction and movements within a shared and protected planet, I believe, is the way to go. That is my core belief of transformational interculturality. It is also my interpellation to you and all those concerned with the social injustice as the major cause of the human indignity to join the cause in any degree of contribution.


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