Transforming Personal and Social Narratives For Social Change

A conference session by Dr Beth Fisher-Yoshida
Professor of Practice, Columbia University

25 September 2021, 02:30 PM

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About this conference session

In my PAR work with youth leaders in Colombia, we have been using CMM to define the ways in which personal and social narratives guide their lives and can be transformed in conflict transformation processes. These youth leaders are a part of art collectives, and CMM principles and practices have been integrated into their social change processes using the arts, specifically, graffiti, hip-hop, spoken word, and dance. In this session, participants will explore the intersections between CMM and the arts for social transformation, view video clips of the youth in action, and apply some of this to their own lives and work.

Dr Beth Fisher-Yoshida

Dr Beth Fisher-Yoshida, is a Facilitator, Educator, and Executive Coach. She is President and CEO of Fisher Yoshida International, LLC, with clients including global organizations in Fortune 100, non-profit and government sectors, military and security forces, communities, school districts and academic institutions. Dr Fisher-Yoshida is Professor of Professional Practice, Program Director of the MS in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program, Vice-Chair of Faculty at School of Professional Studies, Chair of Advanced Consortium for Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4) and Director of the Youth, Peace and Security Project all at Columbia University. She serves on several Boards including CMM Institute for Personal and Social Evolution (CMMI). Dr Fisher-Yoshida takes a systemic and narrative approach to working on complex issues with multiple stakeholders on negotiation and social transformation processes. She’s published many articles, chapters, and has authored and edited books. Her main areas of expertise involve negotiation, conflict resolution and collaborative processes, intercultural communication, narrative, PAR, transformative learning and CMM. Her research interests are the intersection of women, negotiation and socially constructed narratives that govern behavior. Dr Fisher-Yoshida received her Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems and MA in Organization Development from Fielding Graduate University and is a Certified Clinical Sociologist (CCS).

Hosted by AFT in collaboration with Friends of KCC and CMM Institute