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Creating Diverse Intentional Communities
June 23, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT , 2-hour Live Workshop
Join us on June 23rd at 4-6pm Eastern (See your local time)
Learn the essentials of how to create diverse, inclusive and thriving communities with Crystal Farmer, educator, writer and active member of both cohousing and polyamorous communities. This session is ideal for anyone who is thinking about starting an intentional community or is currently living in one.
About this Workshop
As someone interested in intentional communities, you want to welcome people from all walks of life, but how do you do it? Where do you find them? In this interactive workshop, we’ll discuss some of the obstacles to recruiting people of different backgrounds. Whether you are a community leader or an interested seeker, this workshop will help you lay the foundation for a diverse and inclusive community.
Key points to be covered:
- The basics of implicit bias and microaggressions
- Practical tips for reaching out to people from different backgrounds
- Ideas on how to resolve conflicts dealing with identity (maybe) an understanding on how housing segregation affects intentional communities
Crystal Byrd Farmer is a North Carolina native active in the cohousing and polyamorous communities. An engineer turned educator, she speaks and writes about ways communities can be more welcoming to people of all kinds of backgrounds. Crystal is the website editor for Black & Poly, an organization promoting healthy polyamorous relationships for people of color. She also serves on the Editorial Review Board of Communities Magazine published by the Global Ecovillage Network-United States. Her book The Token: Common Sense Ideas for Increasing Diversity in Your Organization will be published in late 2020. Crystal is passionate about encouraging people to change their perspectives on diversity, relationships, and the world.