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Who We Were, Who We Are: The Evolution of Terminology in Navigating Differences with Rory Gilbert

March 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


The terminology we use to identify ourselves and others is meaningful. What is your name? What do you call yourself? What do others call you? What groups, clubs, tribes, or clans do you belong to, or not? The terms, names, nicknames, slang, and titles which “define” us have a complex history in American culture. They can convey respect or disrespect, and inclusion or exclusion, depending on the words we choose to use. Do your daily communications and interactions send the message you intend? Join us as we learn how to approach terminology with a sense of wonder, and not fear.

This program is cohosted by Vista Grande Library. This is a virtual event.

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Rory specializes in supporting organizations committed to enhancing diversity, and creating more inclusive cultures. She is a certified professional coach and mediator trained in interest-based problem resolution. Rory’s consulting work specializes in supporting organizations committed to enhancing diversity, and creating more inclusive cultures. Rory worked with the Maricopa Community Colleges (MCCCD) for a decade providing strategic direction to MCCCD’s diversity, inclusiveness and engagement plan. She developed the MOSAIC curriculum for MCCCD’s Talent Management initiative as lead curriculum designer, and provided facilitation, mediation and coaching for the Leadership Advancement Program, and for faculty, administrators and employees. Rory collaborates with social justice advocates in Arizona to address racism, hate crimes, white supremacy and health care disparities through public speaking, community dialogues, training, and media communications. Rory is co-founder of the Healing Racism Public Dialogue Series, winner of the 2008 National League of Cities Promoting Inclusive Award.


March 8, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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