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Conversations for Change:

On Improving the Racial Climate at UCI Featuring Aryeh Shell and BJ STAR
June 23, 2021  I  3:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

The Staff Assembly Special Committee on Campus Culture is pleased to invite the UCI community to join us for Part III of the Conversations for Change: On Improving the Racial Climate at UCI series! In this 90-minute experiential workshop, we will explore the importance of “calling each other in,” rather than “calling each other out,” and deepen our capacity to have courageous conversations, engage in generative conflict and practice centered accountability. Space is limited to the first 100 registrants.

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About the Speakers

Aryeh Shell is a professional facilitator, instructional designer and coach with more than 20 years of experience in popular education, team-building and transformative facilitation. Aryeh has designed and implemented dozens of dynamic training programs and several bodies of curriculum in DEI, leadership, collaboration, collective liberation, systems thinking, food sovereignty and climate resilience throughout the US, Africa and Latin America. Currently, Aryeh is the Lead Training Partner with UCI Community Resilience Projects. To find out more about her experience and current offerings, her website is aryehshell.com


BJ STAR is an experience designer committed to a thriving, just, and sustainable world. Through experiential facilitation and consulting, BJ develops transformative leaders, creative community, liberatory institutions, and powerful movement groups. BJ came alive as a trainer with Generation Waking Up, The Work That Reconnects, and has trained at Rockwood Leadership, Landmark Forum, Animas Valley Institute, Theater of the Oppressed, and Training for Change. Today they are a facilitator at the Wildfire Project, a consultant at Moral Choice, curator of Black Folks Dinner Seattle, and lead anchor of First, We Grieve. 10 years of facilitation, 18 years of praxis, and 34 years inside a queer black body have elicited keen sight, grounded presence, and a tendency toward blessed unrest.