Who do you consider to be people that you are related to? Who is and is not part of your community? Is there a way to widen our perspective of who is part of our community and invested in our success. This workshop will introduce the idea of thinking in seven generations and examine the concept used in indigenous circles “All my relations”. What if we could learn to see in a more timeless frame? How we view the world, and the contributions of others, can be shaped by who we are “connected” to, and who we are “disconnected” from. The choices we make about how we choose to live, and what matters to us, have much to do with the world we live in, and the people who surround us, at home, at work, and at play. Who is your “tribe?” Can you trace your family roots back to the beginning? Do we have any obligation to those who came before us, or who come after us? What is our responsibility for making a better world? Participants will explore these questions in a unique, interactive program that will improve their communication skills, facilitate learning, and help them navigate cultural differences at work and at home.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Rowdy has worked in the field of diversity and inclusion for over a decade. Currently he is full time faculty in the field of Communication with an emphasis in Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking, and Intercultural Communication. He has lead peer Mentoring groups that educate youth about drug prevention, educational success, and college and career readiness. Rowdy completed director training from the Anytown/Ourtown programs and teaches young people and their leaders about power, privilege, equity, and inclusion. He also sits on the curriculum board for Anytown AZ. An engaging and passionate presenter and facilitator, Rowdy is also the director of Phoenix College’s Diversity Incorporated., a program that teaches students how to present the MOSAIC inclusiveness program, and he is an active member of the Healing Racism Public Dialogue Series, winner of the 2008 National League of Cities Promoting Inclusive Award. He also produces and delivers his Inclusive Activism Podcast bi-weekly to his thousands of listeners about how the intersections of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity work are a form of Personal Leadership.