Beyond Diversity 101 intends the healing transformation of personal relationships, community living, and organizations based in power-over dynamics and systematic discrimination. Participants are offered ways to move beyond assigning blame and increasing guilt so they can take responsibility, shift mindsets, and build useful skills.
Teachers, workshop leaders, and all who choose to understand and change patterns created around human difference and power will:
•Rigorously examine the dynamics of difference and power;
•Move beyond the oppressor/victim framework toward a new model for transformation – real change within, real change without;
•Develop applications for continuing work at home;
•Become more honest about this work and see where we get stuck; and
•Recognize how our spiritual lives relate to our work toward social justice.
Note: This intensive workshop begins Sunday evening and ends at 1:00 pm. Friday.
$625/shared room; $735/private room; $450/commuter
Niyonu D. Spann has worked with organizations throughout the country to increase diversity and strategic effectiveness. A member of Chester Monthly Meeting (PA), she served as dean of Pendle Hill, founded a new nonprofit, 4 Circles Beyond, Inc., and is the founder/director of the performance group Tribe 1. For more, see www.beyonddiversity101.org.
August 5 – 10, 2012
based on accommodations choice