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      • Can we find solutions to
      Design and implementation of reciprocal relationships
    • Global Balancing Act….
    • Working Definition Reciprocity
      • Reciprocity:
      • A conceited effort to move from charity to justice
      • (Jacoby, 1996)
      • A two-way relationship as opposed to cursory or fragmented
      • interactions dominated by one party
      • Each party’s contribution is of equal value
    • Characteristics of Reciprocity
      • Understand the importance of culture: organization, country of origins, community, mission/ value, etc
      • Decision making is at all levels
      • They have intended and unintended benefits
      • Power and privilege are recognized, acknowledged and addressed
      • Communication is a dialogue
      • Resources are not just monetary
      • Self-sustaining
    • Questions…
      • Are the relationships vice versa?
      • Are we following thru on the promises?
      • Are we doing no harm? What does that mean?
      • If we are doing research- is the information being shared back to the communities/ people in a useful manner?
      • Are we evaluating our process to learn what can be done better? And are we asking ourselves and partners the hard questions (race, class, gender, privilege, communication, etc)?
    • Questions…
      • Are we hearing the voices from ALL stakeholders at ALL levels- and are their thoughts, ideas, suggestions valued and incorporated?
      • Is the communication style appropriate for all parties?
      • ‘ Is the program going to find solutions to social problems
      • that will impact all people/ communities?’
      • Does any one ‘dominate’ the communication?
      • Are all parties involved in the planning of the program?
    •