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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Community in Schools

For its 2017 Virginia state convening of 90 site coordinators, Communities In Schools called on Initiatives of Change USA to deliver a morning workshop on implicit bias and trustbuilding. Six of the IofC USA newly formed team of skilled facilitators and trainers led groups of 15 in lively discussion, kicked off by the drumming of musician and facilitator Ram Bhagat.

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Community Trustbuilding Fellowship

After five intensive modules, the newly graduated Fellows of the 2017 Community Trustbuilding Fellowship are taking their learning into their daily life and work. With a diverse class drawn from six US states as well as one participant from Rwanda, there were sometimes difficult and painful conversations. But in the words of one Fellow, “The container was strong enough to keep us all here.”

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation

Initiatives of Change USA is excited to announce the start of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) enterprise launched nationally by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on June 28. Richmond, VA, is one of 14 communities across the United States selected by WKKF to implement this initiative. We at IofC are honored that both WKKF and the Richmond community have entrusted us to shepherd TRHT in Richmond.

Friday, June 9, 2017
Audience at the screening of The Man Who Built Peace

The documentary film, The Man Who Built Peace - The Frank Buchman Story had its worldwide premiere on Sunday, 4 June, 2017 at the Illuminate Film Festival in Sedona, Arizona to rave reviews and a sold out house. On hand were director Imad Karam, co-producer Kelly Burks, and cast member Jay Stinnett.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
2017 Swedish workshop

Rob Corcoran and Anjum Ali conducted a three-day workshop for a diverse group of community leaders in Stockholm, Sweden, on trustbuilding in a diverse world. The training focused on connecting personal and social change; understanding the power of history, identity and trauma; surfacing key community issues and learning skills for designing and facilitating dialogues.

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