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Interfaith Cafe: Courageous Conversations

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Interfaith Cafe: Courageous Conversations

Time: February 21, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: South County Civic Center
Street: 16700 Jog Rd
City/Town: Delray Beach
Phone: 561-330-0245
Event Type: spiritual, educational, community
Organized By: Interfaith Cafe of Delray
Latest Activity: Feb 20, 2019

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Religious and ethnic stereotypes. Offensive jokes. Intentional or unintentional insults. We hear them in the news. We read them on social media. We encounter them in-person with friends, colleagues, and co-workers. We know we should say something, but we are not sure how. Perhaps confronting the person will make matters worse. Perhaps it would be better to simply ignore the situation rather than make a big deal about it. Or perhaps we could engage others in a courageous conversation. Dr. Allan Barsky will focus on how to engage others in a respectful, meaningful, and constructive conversations about words or actions that may be experienced has discriminatory, hurtful, or dismissive.

Allan Barsky received his Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Toronto, his MSW from Yeshiva University, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. His teaching and research interests include social work practice theory and skill development, conflict resolution, professional ethics, and substance abuse. His book credits include Ethics and Values in Social Work (Oxford University Press), Clinicians in Court (Guilford Press), Conflict Resolution for the Helping Professions (Brooks/Cole), Inter-professional Practice with Diverse Populations (Greenwood), Successful Social Work Education: A Student’s Guide (Brooks/Cole), and Alcohol, Other Drugs and Addictions (Brooks/Cole). Dr. Barsky was awarded the “Distinguished Teacher of the Year” by CDSI students in 2005, the “Researcher of the Year – Scholarly and Creative Works” by FAU in 2007, and the “Undergraduate Advisor of the Year” by CDSI in 2010.

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