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The Race and Change Dialogue

This Race and Change Dialogue, pioneered by researcher and author Kitty Oliver ( Ph.D.) in the year 2000, bridges cultures through public dialogues on differences that are presented in regional, national, and international forums in a variety of creative ways:

Information – Archival oral history research for scholars, including interviews with residents of Palm Beach County (Belle Glade/South Bay/Lake Okeechobee area, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton), as well as Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale in Broward County. Also, Ghana, West Africa. Literary, multi-media and jazz performance presentations of stories.

Education – Videos, books, and teachers’ guides offering primary source material for middle and high schools, college students, and youth groups. Workshops, training materials, and consulting services for community groups.

HandsTransformation – Race and Change interview strategies bring together diverse, often contentious groups for innovative dialogues on public policy issues such as racial profiling, early childhood education, the economic plight of minority grandmothers, immigration and adaptation, and increased civic engagement by new residents. Storytelling for social change addresses White privilege and internalized racism and promotes racial healing and reconciliation.

Sponsors include FAU School of Communication and Multimedia Studies and the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties.


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