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 Photo by Olivia Beteta

Photo by Olivia Beteta

Q: I think you know what I’m going to ask.

A: Hahaha well yes, I was wondering when you were going to make it to me.

Q: Well I’m here now haha. What brings you to the show tonight?

A: My niece Raquel is the one doing all this. She just really loves David Bowie, she always has, and now we are all here.

Q: It is kinda hard not to love David Bowie, who doesn’t?

A: I don’t know if I’d say I love David Bowie, but I can appreciate some of his stuff.

Q: Well you made it here tonight so that’s something at least.

A: Hahaha I suppose you’re right – that is something,

Q: So what do you do?

A: I do consulting and training on diversity and inclusion and also I’m doing some webinars on storytelling for adults on learning empathy for people from all walks of life. For examples how cops can better understand how citizens view them an in turn respond to them.

Q: That’s some pretty heavy work. What was your most difficult project?

A: Hmmm...that’s a tough one, but wonderful questions. Definitely with cops. I had this seminar with a room full of cops and they were just so set in their ways. They had this group mentality and it was so difficult to get them to break that down and reach citizens on the person to person basis. They took on this persona as the Unitarian community so they weren’t able to put on their own personal style and experiences into a situation. Breaking that group mentality down was difficult to say the least.