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“During late February of this year I had the pleasure of having Cultures Connecting provide a skills building, train-the trainer workshop for a group of veteran racial justice facilitators who work at Bellevue College. To a person, we all benefited from this opportunity to delve more deeply into the intricate details required to effectively lead and to compassionately facilitate conversations on race. The workshop was paced and organized to utilize the energies and experiences of the participants in ways that will contribute to the retention of these skills.  I look forward to the opportunity to work with Cultures Connecting in the future as the skills set at the heart of the workshop are ones that require continued development.”

Dr. James L. Bennett – Vice President of Equity and Pluralism, Bellevue College

“As hosts to Seattle University’s diversity conference exploring undergraduate student experiences with privilege, race, and gender we found Dr. Caprice Hollins’ keynote address inspiring, informative, and empowering to our work.  By engaging us with accounts from her own experiences and relating contemporary research of individual identity development, Dr. Hollins enthusiastically reaches participants from a variety of backgrounds all entering the conversation of privilege and anti-oppression at various stages.”

Sean McCreight – Co-President of Coalition for Education Equity, Seattle University

“It was pleasure to have Dr. Caprice Hollins as our main presenter at our annual School of Education faculty and staff retreat. She is an excellent presenter, open to varying ideas and skilled facilitator when addressing the topic of cultural competence.  Her breadth of knowledge and insights were helpful in allowing participants  to reflect on their own level of cultural competence.”

Dr. Rick Eigenbrood – Dean of School of Education, Seattle Pacific University

“The Cultures Connecting workshop was incredibly thought provoking because it allowed our school and community partners to have difficult and meaningful conversations around culture and race. The instructor facilitated in-depth conversations that provided a greater understanding within the participants to reflect on their own biases and stereotypes. All participants agreed that this workshop was needed in their own professional development and that it was only the beginning for them in developing a culturally competent framework.”

Michelle Nicholson – Family Support, Franklin Pierce School District

“Dr. Hollins gave the keynote address at our opening days event this fall.  She spoke about issues such as social justice, race and privilege.  These topics can often be difficult to discuss, but Dr Hollins was able to engage the audience in a professional, responsible and non-blaming manner while not avoiding the elephants in the room.  The result was a very effective event that set the stage for our community to work on its organizational identity development.”

Dr. David Mitchell – President, Olympic College