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25 value - Virtual OK

I may be able to help you with cross cultural understanding or not.

Especially if you're white, straight, male, able bodied, middle/upper class and you are having conflict with folks who are different from you and would like help understanding why,

Or if you're anyone and want to understand 'the ways of white folks' OR any other dominant culture as above...

Let's have a quick phone chat to see if we both think I might be able to give you some insights or forward you some appropriate resources.

I'm white, male, grew up middle class and middle aged but I'm also gay, disabled. I've inhabited a lot of diverse & marginal groups so I've witnessed a lot of intercultural harmony & conflict from the inside, outside & as a facilitator.

NB I am a child of the hippie feminism and the diversity debates of the 80s. My perspectives are my own and hopefully will be useful but are not in lock step with the social justice debates of the current zeitgeist.

Training & Qualifications


I grew up in a big city, lived in very diverse neighborhoods & regions, have learned half a dozen languages, had many monolingual housemates & lovers from other cultures & countries. I've travelled to a dozen countries. I have consistently been in cultural environments where I was the only person of my race, gender, sexuality, ability, class, age or the only visible/out one although in most situations there are various types of closeting & invisibility.

I started facilitating anti-racism workshops in 1988. Taught ESL and gave cultural orientation to refugees for 11 years.

Availability & Preferences


I freelance so my schedule is flexible. You can see my availibility & schedule with me here: mbdo.youcanbookme.com

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I've worked in the nonprofit sector most of my adult life with about ten years on the tech side. I've helped to organize and run sessions for two national nonprofit tech conferences. In addition... to being a native speaker of American English, I speak Spanish & French fluently. I have previously been conversational in Russian and German and know a couple hundred words in another half dozen languages. I have extensive experience as a trainer & workshop facilitator over the last 30 years in a wide variety of topics: politics, emotional support, health education, pain management, sustainability, social justice and spiritual fulfillment. I've moderated online discussions and taught at conferences & retreat centers. I really enjoy seeing light bulbs go off over people's heads. I follow a paleo ketogenic diet mostly based on the ideas of Dr Patricia Wahls. There are the usual diet charlatans out there but she is an MD following the latest nutrition science. I like direct authentic honest constructive feedback and true specific believable compliments. I love to hike, sing, play improv games & chess, and read sci-fi.show more

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