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Race, Class, & Gender

Last night's World Cafe conversation focused on the intersection of race, class, and gender.  Questions to spark conversation were:1) How does the desire to be politically correct help or hinder conversations about sex and gender?2) How has hardship you've experienced contributed to shaping your identity?3) What is different about experiencing discrimination based on your personal identity and discrimination based on your connection to a group of people that has been systematically oppressed…See More
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Please indicate your World Café experience (ONLY IF YOU HAVE ACTUAL WORLD CAFE EXPERIENCE) in one or more of the following roles:
Host, Participant
If you are new to the World Cafe, would you please share how you heard about this community?
I first heard about TWC in 2005 with my friend Phil Howard. My understanding of TWC deepened greatly in 2008 when I met Juanita Brown, David Isaacs and Amy Lenzo.
What field is the primary focus of your World Café work (ONLY CHECK AREAS WHERE YOU ARE ALREADY ACTIVELY USING WORLD CAFE PLEASE)?
Health, Education, Corporate, Online, Community
What knowledge, skills or resources would you like to contribute to the World Café community to help it grow and flourish?
I am a facilitator, host, and conversational leader, convening strategic gatherings of all shapes and sizes. I work primarily with educational and public-benefit organizations for building social and intellectual capital, project design, management, implementation and evaluation. In essence, I work with 'organizations as organisms' to make the processes of co-creation and co-evolution easy and graceful. My work with groups includes hosting The World Cafe and facilitating Open Space Technology events as ways to make our collective intelligence visible, discover creative breakthrough thinking, cultivate self-awareness, create strong interpersonal relationships and a deep sense of team work. I develop meetings, conferences and retreats using TWC, OST, and other methods in collaboration with non-profit and corporate clients. In particular I am most excited about Multi-Generational Collaboration, and Cross-Boundary dialogue.
What would you most like to receive from this community?
Friendship, collaboration, and co-learning. I'd also love to receive invitations for your events!
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At 11:27am on April 1, 2011, Dave Shaw said…

You are invited too...


Nature Connection Mentoring Call Series - Calls on Maestro Conference every Monday and Thursday.


The Art of Mentoring - Building a healthy village around nature connection and cultural mentoring. The next one is in Scotland and I'll be there!


University Cafe! at UC Santa Cruz - A quarterly World Cafe exploring questions that matter in our community. Our next one is 5/5/11 at the UC Santa Cruz Farm, exploring the topics of Organic Strawberry production and social justice. Please contact me for more information.


Weekly World Cafe at UC Santa Cruz - Every Wed night a group of undergraduates host a lively and fun World Cafe at Kresge College. The event starts at 6:30 with fine tea. We share an organic dinner during the conversations as well. Please contact me for more information, we'd love to cafe with you! Also, we have a group on this world cafe community website.


Mark Lakeman, of the City Repair Project and Village Building Convergence is coming to UC Santa Cruz on 4/4 7-10pm and 4/5 11-1pm. Please visit this website for more information about his events next week. Here's a cool video too: Transforming Spaces into Places, embedded here.





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