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Diversity awareness: life getting to know itself in its many forms for health, sustainability and deeper levels of democracy
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Deep Democracy Institute

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The Deep Democracy Institute was created in 2006 by Drs. Max and Ellen Schupbach and Dr. Stanford...
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The Deep Democracy Institute and Agesong Elderly Cariing Communities co-hosted this amazing public open forum on Aging!

 

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Whose Life is it Anyway?

Whose Life is it Anyway? | Diversity Awareness | Scoop.it
Last night I performed improv for the first time at Oakland's Pan Theater with its troupe Drop the Fox.   Great fun! Politically incorrect!
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Insights stemming from last nights Improv performance at Pan Theater!

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A bank of quotes ranging in topics from dynamics system theory to language/communication from Jake Keenan !

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President Obama’s remarkably personal speech on Trayvon Martin and race in America

President Obama’s remarkably personal speech on Trayvon Martin and race in America | Diversity Awareness | Scoop.it
For the first time in his presidency, Obama spoke from the heart on race.
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I'm proud of our president. Speaking on such a difficult issue as the Trayvon Martin issue, he spoke in such a wonderfully brave, clear, balanced and partly personal way. At least I think. Check out the video and see what you think.

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Diversity Awareness for Effective Organizations

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Just wrote this article, connected to the webinar I gave on Diversity Awareness for Effective Non-profits. 

 

We had registrants from over 200 organizations, with people calling in from 34 states, several Canadian provinces, Brazil, France, India, Namibia, and Switzerland. It was exciting!

 

Here is the link to the recording:

http://www.slideshare.net/NonprofitWebinars/diversity-awareness-for-effective-nonprofits-19088877

 

On June 8-9 I'll be offering Diversity Awareness for Effective Organzations in Portland OR at the Process Work Institute:

http://diversitypwi.eventbrite.com/

 

Warm wishes,

Bill

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9 year old discusses the meaning of life and the universe

We discuss the meaning of life, free will, alternate universes, and alien lifeforms. Follow me on Twitter @ziasami or tumblr (ziahassan.tumblr.com) or my sit...
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Part of what I love is, mixed with his precocious musing, is his refrain, "I might be wrong." Refreshing.
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Food plant diversity - The key to life: Bhavani Prakash at TEDxSingaporeWomen 2012

Bhavani Prakash left a career in finance and economics in 2008, after she woke up to the ecological crisis facing the planet during a deep period of self-ref...
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An important talk, one point being how vulnerable we become by focusing on a mono-culture approach to food production.

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Youths build relationship - Fiji Times

Youths build relationship - Fiji Times | Diversity Awareness | Scoop.it
Youths build relationship
Fiji Times
MEMBERS of a youth group from Nasinu yesterday visited community posts in their area to build strategic policies to strengthen their relationship with police officers.
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An important relationship to build upon: youth and police!

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Broadening the Definition of Diversity for Mediation and other purposes

Broadening the Definition of Diversity for Mediation and other purposes | Diversity Awareness | Scoop.it
When I consider mediation, a big part of what we mediate are human differences and the complex rank and privilege dynamics associated with those
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I'll be offering a 6 part class on Diversity Awareness for Mediators and Facilitators: http://www.seedscrc.org/who-we-serve/individuals/training-for-individuals/
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[HEADSTART] Anita Moorjani, author of the book "Dying To Be Me"

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What happens in coma? What happens at the end of life? Here's one woman who had stage 4 lymphoma, fell into a coma and at the brink of death, came back and tells the story...

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Pico Iyer: Where is home? | Video on TED.com

More and more people worldwide are living in countries not considered their own. Writer Pico Iyer -- who himself has three or four “origins” -- meditates on the meaning of home, the joy of traveling and the serenity of standing still.
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A wonderful talk on a deep topic!

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YouTube Videos | IAPOP

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Here's a wonderful video of an open forum friends at the Process Work Institute facilitated on the subject of the Future of Democracy.

 

Check it out!

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Diversity Awareness for Effective Leadership course - UC Berkeley Extension

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Diversity Awareness for Effective Leadership
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Summer enrollment begins today for UC Berkeley Extension's Program in Professional Communication! 

Here's my course: Diversity Awareness for Effective Leadership 

I hope to see you! 
Warm wishes, 
Bill

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COMA Work: Part I. Arnold Mindell interviewed by Jeffrey Mishlove, 1992

As I, Amy Mindell, upload the 1st part of this 3 PART INTERVIEW today in 2010, I realize the recorded conversation occurred almost 20 years ago. Still, the e...
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To more fully appreciate diversity, as I'm just learning to do, we need to find what is truly amazing and exciting about it, beyond and including the problems associated with diversity.

 

Here is Arnold Mindell speaking about his work with people in comatose states. He tells the story of Sam and Sam's very touching and illustrative story of a journey made in a coma state.

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Being White in Philly

Being White in Philly | Diversity Awareness | Scoop.it
Whites, race, class, and the things that never get said. Read more about race in Philadelphia.
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This article in the Philly Magazine got a lot of buzz.

 

Here's my first response to it:

 

Saw this article in Philly Magazine on being White in Philly and thought the author was brave for attempting to name the lack of conversation around race.Sure, white people may be squeamish about talking about race but who can blame them? I am also a bit squeamish about talking about it. It’s so loaded: race relations, gender relations, age relations, maybe just relationships.I liked the author also naming that whites fear that very quickly they’d be called racist when speaking about race. I for one have my version of that fear with most elements of human diversity where my awareness is less than I think it could be, where I know I’m still growing. But how about space for these less than evolved parts of us? How about even a little room for the racist, sexist, ageist parts of us as long as the intent is not simply hurtful?If we just say “no” to the racist, the terrorist, etc., and ask that those ones work on themselves until they can relate without such tendencies I think we’ll be waiting a long time. And sure, not everyone will want to be in such conversation. I don’t always want to be but I do see the benefit of dialogue between the ones who hold marginalizing tendencies and the ones who feel the impact of that.I find important the exploration of power, centrality, and marginality and how those dynamics shift from moment to moment even while there may be truly deplorable and chronic tendencies in terms of privilege and equity.I say let’s create a home for all of us and that includes our imperfect, biased, hurt, and hurting tendencies, and let’s learn together how to create community.

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