Defending diversity, with empathy: Grassroots primer, March 19 in Morris Plains

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From Action Together New Jersey:

Action Together New Jersey- Morris County Chapter Hosts

NAVIGATING TOUGH CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS

with Tiffany Taylor Smith

Growing grassroots group, Action Together New Jersey (ATNJ)- Morris County Chapter is hosting a discussion on diversity, “Navigating Tough Cultural Conversations” with cross-cultural relationship expert, Tiffany Taylor Smith

The growing grassroots group, Action Together New Jersey (ATNJ)- Morris County Chapter is hosting an event on Sunday, March 19, 2017, from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm at 46 Gibraltar Drive in Morris Plains, to discuss how to best engage in tough cultural conversations with empathy.

Tiffany Taylor Smith
Tiffany Taylor Smith

Tiffany Taylor Smith, MS.Ed., will discuss how to assess personal communication styles and how to examine the ways in which cultural stories influence one’s comfort level in cultural conversations.

Attendees will leave with a stronger understanding of both the benefits of and strategies for engaging others in these important conversations.

Members of Action Together NJ- Morris County Chapter and residents from across Morris County and northern NJ will come together to discuss owning their own cultural story and what it means to have the capacity to hear and listen to others who may have a very different cultural story or perspective based on their varied life experiences.

The event is open to the public, however space is limited. Guests are encouraged to reserve their spot.

Tiffany Taylor Smith, M.S. Ed. is founder of Culture Learning Partners, a consulting firm focused on building better cross-cultural relationships and increasing cultural awareness in schools, businesses and community organizations. She has presented around the country on cultural competence and conversations.

Action Together NJ LogoAction Together New Jersey is a growing grassroots group of like-minded individuals in the Garden State who have banded together to support progressive values and ideals, advocate for equality and human rights, and help elect leaders who share our views.

With over 18,000 members statewide and chapters in every county in the state, Action Together New Jersey has emerged as a leading social movement for progressive values in the State of New Jersey.

Action Together New Jersey is part of the grassroots national network, Action Together Network (ATN,) which includes over 50 similar groups and over 750,000 members nationwide.
ABOUT ACTION TOGETHER NEW JERSEY:

How We Began
The 2016 election inspired millions of Americans to fight for the progressive values that they believe in. Action Together New Jersey, part of the grassroots national network, Action Together Network (ATN), was formed as thousands of New Jersey residents banded together to help secure a more inclusive and progressive future for our state and our country.

Who We Are
We are a growing grassroots group from all over the Garden State, and we share a passion for equal rights, for progressive ideals, and for building a brighter future for all Americans. We are your neighbors, your friends, and your coworkers. And while we don’t always see eye to eye on every issue (just look at the pork roll/Taylor ham divide), we combine our talents, our smarts, and our scrappy, underdog mentality to make Jersey Strong—and our nation stronger.

A few of the causes we value and fight for include:
Racial Justice, Reproductive Rights, Environmental Concerns, Women’s Rights, LGBTQ+ Rights, Common Sense Gun Laws, Immigration, Education, Healthcare, Social Services, Criminal Justice Reform, Electoral Reform, Finance and Economic Reform, smart Foreign Policy, Workers’ Rights, Civil Rights Protection and Expansion, and Military and Veterans Issues.

What We Do
We fight for civil liberties, social justice, and environmental protection.
We advocate for equality and human rights for all people.
We protect those who face discrimination, disenfranchisement, and persecution.
We fight for legislation that helps the working class, and supports equal pay and a living wage for all workers.
We support and collaborate with existing advocacy groups who share our beliefs.
We will fight to elect progressive leaders who share our values.
And we will fight against elected officials who don’t.

To accomplish these goals, we look for ways to organize and take action, through working with (or against) our representatives, organizing rallies and boycotts, sponsoring social justice projects, and collaborating with other advocacy groups we believe in to help bring about the change we want to see.

Mission Statement
We’re a growing grassroots group of like-minded individuals in the Garden State who have banded together to support progressive values and ideals, advocate for equality and human rights, and help elect leaders who share our views.

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