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Diversity Explorations Group Starting in January in Oakland, CA

Roberto Almanzán, MS and Nancy C. Grant, MSW are offering a new group for up to fifteen individuals who want to develop their cultural competency by addressing their experiences, perceptions, questions, joys and difficulties in working with race, ethnicity, other dimensions of diversity, and oppression and privilege. This group is designed for people working in human services (human resources, healthcare, mental health, social services, education, and other related fields), in direct service, supervision, or administration. People of all racial/ethnic backgrounds are welcome (white, people of color, multiracial). The group will explore taking risks, the development of multicultural competencies and the the concepts and practice of being an ally.

Dates: 8 Thursdays starting in January from 7-9:30 pm and one all day Saturday. Cost: Sliding scale of $400-600 for the whole series (8 evenings plus Saturday). There will be a one-day introduction to the group on Dec. 9th 9-5PM, that costs $100 (eligible for $50 discount for ongoing group). Place: Cultural Intersections at ARC Associates; 1212 Broadway, Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94612 (at 12th St/City Center BART). Got Questions? Contact Roberto at 510-531-6462, ralmanzan@earthlink.net or Nancy at 415-317-2116, ncgrant@aol.com. Be sure to register by January 4, 2007.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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