Diversity Explored at Event Conference Tackles Issues

By Maraghy, Mary | The Florida Times Union, May 24, 2000 | Go to article overview

Diversity Explored at Event Conference Tackles Issues


Maraghy, Mary, The Florida Times Union


When Jim Clark took out a bathroom scale at a diversity workshop last Thursday, he got wide-eyed looks of horror.

"He DIDN'T just take out a scale?" said Theresa Griffith, who, like the other 15 at the workshop, feared she'd have to get on it.

The scale makes people feel intimidated, anxious and insecure, said Clark, and that's how victims of racism sometimes feel.

Clark is president of daniel, a social service agency for children on the Southside that sponsored a three-day diversity conference last week at The Jacksonville Hilton and Towers downtown.

About 120 people from North Florida and around the country -- mainly employees of social service agencies -- attended the second annual conference, called "Working with People of Color 2000."

Workshops included interracial dating, a look at embarrassing cross-cultural questions, barriers to counseling African Americans, anger, stress management and other topics.

Presenter Susan Alevy, program evaluator and grant writer for daniel, explained how all people have different personalities -- or internal colors, as described in popular studies.

For instance, some folks, she said, are green -- analytical, driven, drawn to challenge. Others are blue -- warm, sympathetic and emotion-driven. Some are gold -- traditional, organized and detail-oriented, while others are orange -- creative and non-structured.

"Within the same culture, we're all still different," she said. "The thing is, they all are needed, and all are great. …

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