As human beings, regardless of race, class, gender, or myriad other differences among us, we each need safety, connection, respect, and to be heard. It’s hard to stay open and welcoming of perspectives that differ from our own. 

This workshop inspires and empowers participants to grow and engage in activities that:
- Honor human diversity
- Promote cultural self-awareness and understanding
- Engage in cross-cultural learning activities to gain in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of ethnic and cultural groups
- Examine historical and institutional power of the “isms” - racism, sexism, classism, etc.

Upcoming 2019 Training Dates:
Thursday, March 28, 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Thursday, June 6, 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Thursday, September 12, 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Thursday, November 7, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

$75 fee. Workshop held at the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
Contact 360.676.0122 or email


Instructor - Julie Mauermann has worked in the early childhood education field for over 25 years, implementing programming in public school, community college and public library settings with a focus on equity and increasing inclusion of all young children and their families. She works in Bellingham as a children's library specialist and coordinator of the Whatcom Early Learning Alliance, and is a Kaleidoscope Play & Learn trainer. She is a senior trainer for the REACH Center.

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Instructor Monica Koller is the Principle Consultant at Children's CommUNITY, an organization that provides equity and inclusivity education for children, families, and youth organizations. A Bay Area CA native, Monica earned her graduate degree in Counseling from SFSU and has enjoyed working in social services for 15+ years. Her passions include actively engaging in lifelong learning, snuggling with her two young children, and crafting.


For more than 30 years the REACH Center, a nationally-recognized non-profit organization, has positioned itself as one of the most respected establishments to provide cultural diversity services. The Center specializes in providing these services to agencies throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. The REACH Center is able to carry out its work through the utilization of its cadre of nationally certified trainers. There are over 250 nationally certified REACH trainers located throughout the United States and Australia who have established records in public speaking, group facilitation, program and curriculum development, as well as conducted research and training in the area of multicultural education and ethnic history