Cultural Conversations

*Community Leadership WNC: Join the growing list of elected representatives, business leaders, and concerned citizens determined to reach beyond differences to strengthen and unify their communities. Apply here for Spring 2018, fill out this application. 

For more information see the following articles:

“Folkmoot’s Cultural Conversations Inclusiveness Program Graduates First Class” by Cory Vaillancourt, Smoky Mountain News, May 24, 2017 (

*Youth Leadership in Diversity: Our program for high school students supports the North Carolina Department of Education’s vision that “Every public school student will graduate ready for post-secondary education and work, prepared to be a globally engaged and productive citizen.” Bringing together 11th-grade students from different schools, we examine how individuals both inherit and create a personal identity; explore how personal identity influences our assessment of–and interactions with–others; assess the impact of greater inclusivity on communities, and create ways to foster mutual respect and cooperation within schools. Student nominations come through individual schools; check with your principal/counseling office.