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Meeting tomorrow with Northeastern Univ. students who read The Education of a White Parent for a course on Education in the Community. One of their questions sent to me in advance: "In your book, you spoke a lot about how you personally tried to combat racially prejudiced assumptions that you unconsciously made about people in your day-to-day life. Do you still have to work on this?" My answer: YES! Undoing our biases is a lifelong endeavor. First step: admitting that we have biases.

Oct 22nd 1:52am • No Comments

Susan Naimark - Community Builder, Author, Trainer shared The Master Shift's photo.

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Oct 17th 9:16pm • No Comments

I've been doing more training over the last year on unconscious bias. Here's a great example of how it works:

Proof That Typos Are Racist

abovethelaw.com

If you notice a lot of typographical errors, you might be racist.

Oct 14th 2:11pm • No Comments

PROVIDING TOOLS
Susan Naimark provides consulting services to grassroots groups, nonprofit organizations, public school parent groups, schools and other public agencies.
BUILDING CROSS-SECTOR COLLABORATIONS
My focus is on creating bridges between the different worlds in which I have been deeply involved: public schools, community development organizations, advocacy and organizing groups.
SUSTAINING CHANGE
My work helps people develop the skills, relationships, and understanding that enable them to work together to build equitable communities with renewed energy, motivation and hope.

OVERVIEW OF SERVICES OFFERED

  • training
  • technical assistance
  • supporting leaders, staff, volunteers and constituents

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • community building
  • program development
  • building racial equity
  • cross-cultural collaboration
  • education reform organizing
  • organizational systems to support volunteers and community partnerships
  • participatory decision-making processes