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COMMUNITY DIALOGUES: COURAGE, CURIOSITY, COMPASSION
The Museum of Tolerance is committed to supporting courageous conversations that generate understanding and promote justice.
What is dialogue? A conversation with others led by a professional facilitator in which reflective and generous listening leads to greater understanding and connection. "In dialogue, the intention is not to advocate but to inquire; not to argue but to explore; not to convince but to discover.” -Louise Diamond, Ph.D., The Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy.
Join us for MOT Community Conversations, an opportunity to come together for crucial conversations about persisting injustices and current social events. This forum, led by professional facilitators, provides space to process both thoughts and emotions. We allow brave space to examine why injustices persist.
We gather to hear and to be heard - to support our community - and to inspire change.
Dialogues are participatory.
Diane Burbie, the owner and Managing Principal of The ASPIRE Group. is an experienced facilitator/trainer who has worked with a myriad of audiences across the country on the subjects of cultural diversity, inclusion, leadership, strategic planning, team building, conflict resolution, sexual harassment prevention, and organizational communication. Ms. Burbie designs and facilitates group processes that create safe places for honest engagement and exploration of difficult issues. Diane holds BA from Stanford University in Psychology and African-American Studies, MBA from the University of Southern California and certificates in Negotiation, from Harvard University Law School, and Managing Multicultural Work Environments from California State University Fullerton.
The MOT invites participants to apply the following RESPECT Communication Agreements to make the experience successful for all.
Recognize your communication style
Empathize with the experiences of others
Speak from your own experience
Participate in the process by listening as well as speaking
Examine your own assumptions and perceptions
Commit to maintaining confidentiality
Take responsibility for yourself and what you say
(Created by California Council of Equality and Justice, formerly NCCJ, Los Angeles)