Power, Privilege and Preeminence:
A Deep Experiential Journey of Diversity, Sensitivity, and Multiculturalism
Diversity goes far beneath surface differences in race, gender, even class or religion — it includes the deepest aspects of how we think and how we see ourselves and others. The hallmarks of any "Ism" are power, privilege and preeminence, yet "politically correct" reactions to these realities are clearly not enough to change them. To develop true cultural competency, we are called to become aware of our cultural conditioning, accountable for it, and consciously re-script our responses we have learned over the course of our lives.
This experiential educational training will guide you to explore the value in your own difference, experience the tension of ignorance and, find the relief of authenticity. You will have the opportunity to:
- Become more aware of your unconscious reactions and biases
- Make choices to change your scripts and envision a new way of relating to difference
- Create an action plan to create change and live more consciously with difference
The program is designed for you to challenge yourself to the degree and depth you choose. It is co-sponsored by MKP-Los Angeles and MKP-Santa Barbara, but is open to all men and women, regardless of whether you have participated in other MKP trainings.
Friday, July 25th 6:30-9pm
Saturday, July 26th 9am-5pm
Sunday, July 27th 9:30am-1pm
St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church
5801 Kanan Rd.
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Cost: $250 per person
About your guides:
James McLeary Psy.D, MJ has been a certified leader in the Mankind Project since 1996, and holds graduate degrees in health law and clinical psychology. He has worked worldwide with management teams in various educational, corporate and government institutions to provide insight and clarity of purpose. He provides the communication tools to assess and recalibrate the resources needed for more efficient accomplishment of goals. His experience ranges from leading corporate seminars, providing crisis management in correctional institutions with members of organized crime, working in South Africa to demystify post apartheid perceptions as well as projects involving reconciliation in Ireland, the Middle East and China.
He is a pioneer in the development of several organizations, which were founded to facilitate the change process and mitigate resistance to transformation. He is a leader and trainer in a worldwide initiative to facilitate insight trainings for men and women. He co-founded a national training, developed to facilitate insight for African Americans to move beyond the victimization experience in U.S. history. His indigenous training with the Zulu Elder’s in South Africa and the Shuar Elder’s in the Amazon Jungle & High Andes of Ecuador compliments his western understanding of human behavior.
Blue McLeary promotes growth, empowerment and cultural issues for men and women in many communities, such as Europe, South America, South Africa, Ireland, as well as extensively in the United States. She was a key participant at a conference held at the Omega Institute for world tolerance of diversity and featured in the documentary presented at the Toronto Film Festival. She has a BFA and MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago. She is an accomplished Reiki Master and Pranic healer practitioner, and intuitive, educated at the Asian Institute of Inner studies.
She is an African American shaman healer, and practitioner initiated into the indigenous healing arts by the ‘Bird people Yachaks” of the High Andes in Ecuador. The great Zulu Sangoma, Credo Mutwa blessed her with the name ‘Nandi”, (The One Who Teaches Through Water). He charged her with the responsibility to teach her unique perspective on health and spiritual growth. Drawing on her indigenous cultural lineage, she integrates ancestral wisdom with modern techniques to facilitate healing.