Breaking Barriers Presentation 2.17.11

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Breaking Barriers Presentation 2.17.11

  1. 1. Breaking Barriers <br />The tools that have worked for me might also work for you…<br />
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  3. 3. How do we move forward in our lives when we keep dizzyingly making the same moves? <br />
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  8. 8. Toolbox<br />Understand. Know what your tool box contains. <br />Humility. Simply be Humble. You have to be humble in order to see clearly.<br />Process. It’s about the journey moving towards the end but not about the end point. <br />Participate. Be Part of the Community you want to build.<br />Friends. Choose your friends wisely.<br />Have fun. Keep taking small steps and have fun. <br />Dream Big. Know when to push for your dreams.<br />Delegate. Pick people that are smarter than you. <br />Dress up to show up. Look your most fabulous. <br />Learn your core. What do you stand for?<br />
  9. 9. Toolbox<br />Understand. Know what your tool box contains. <br />
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  13. 13. Toolbox<br />Understand. Know what your tool box contains. <br />Humility. Simply be Humble. You have to be humble in order to see clearly.<br />
  14. 14. Toolbox<br />Understand. Know what your tool box contains. <br />Humility. Simply be Humble. You have to be humble in order to see clearly.<br />Process. It’s about the journey moving towards the end but not about the end point. <br />
  15. 15. Toolbox<br />Understand. Know what your tool box contains. <br />Humility. Simply be Humble. You have to be humble in order to see clearly.<br />Process. It’s about the journey moving towards the end but not about the end point. <br />Participate. Be Part of the Community you want to build.<br />
  16. 16. Toolbox<br />Understand. Know what your tool box contains. <br />Humility. Simply be Humble. You have to be humble in order to see clearly.<br />Process. It’s about the journey moving towards the end but not about the end point. <br />Participate. Be Part of the Community you want to build.<br />Friends. Choose your friends wisely.<br />
  17. 17. Toolbox<br />Understand. Know what your tool box contains. <br />Humility. Simply be Humble. You have to be humble in order to see clearly.<br />Process. It’s about the journey moving towards the end but not about the end point. <br />Participate. Be Part of the Community you want to build.<br />Friends. Choose your friends wisely.<br />Have fun. Keep taking small steps and have fun. <br />
  18. 18. “If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution.”<br />Emma Goldman<br />
  19. 19. Forward<br />
  20. 20. Toolbox<br />Understand. Know what your tool box contains. <br />Humility. Simply be Humble. You have to be humble in order to see clearly.<br />Process. It’s about the journey moving towards the end but not about the end point. <br />Participate. Be Part of the Community you want to build.<br />Friends. Choose your friends wisely.<br />Have fun. Keep taking small steps and have fun. <br />Dream Big. Know when to push for your dreams.<br />
  21. 21. Toolbox<br />Understand. Know what your tool box contains. <br />Humility. Simply be Humble. You have to be humble in order to see clearly.<br />Process. It’s about the journey moving towards the end but not about the end point. <br />Participate. Be Part of the Community you want to build.<br />Friends. Choose your friends wisely.<br />Have fun. Keep taking small steps and have fun. <br />Dream Big. Know when to push for your dreams.<br />Delegate. Pick people that are smarter than you. <br />
  22. 22. Toolbox<br />Understand. Know what your tool box contains. <br />Humility. Simply be Humble. You have to be humble in order to see clearly.<br />Process. It’s about the journey moving towards the end but not about the end point. <br />Participate. Be Part of the Community you want to build.<br />Friends. Choose your friends wisely.<br />Have fun. Keep taking small steps and have fun. <br />Dream Big. Know when to push for your dreams.<br />Delegate. Pick people that are smarter than you. <br />Dress up to show up. Look your most fabulous. <br />
  23. 23. Toolbox<br />Understand. Know what your tool box contains. <br />Humility. Simply be Humble. You have to be humble in order to see clearly.<br />Process. It’s about the journey moving towards the end but not about the end point. <br />Participate. Be Part of the Community you want to build.<br />Friends. Choose your friends wisely.<br />Have fun. Keep taking small steps and have fun. <br />Dream Big. Know when to push for your dreams.<br />Delegate. Pick people that are smarter than you. <br />Dress up to show up. Look your most fabulous. <br />Learn your core. What do you stand for? <br />
  24. 24. “What is the American radical? The radical is that unique person to whom the common good is the greatest personal value. He is that person who genuinely and completely believes in mankind. The radical is so completely identified with mankind that he personally shares the pain, the injustices, and the sufferings of all his fellow men.” <br />Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals <br />
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  26. 26. “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?”<br />Rabbi Hillel in Pirkeh Avot, Ethics of Our Fathers<br />
  27. 27. As the Director of the LGBT Alliance, Lisa Finkelstein works as a community organizer at the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. For close to two decades she has filled multiple roles as a teacher, director, volunteer and organizer within multiple philanthropic, political and educational social justice-based organizations during her time living in Missouri, Colorado, Oregon and California. You can find her blogging on her experiences as a professional queer Jew at http://www.qjew.wordpress.com<br />
  28. 28. a: Something material that blocks or is intended to block passage <highway barrier> b: a natural formation or structure that prevents or hinders movement or action <geographic barriers to species dissemination> c: a medieval war game in which combatants fight on foot with a fence or railing between them something immaterial that impedes or separates obstacle <behavioral barriers> <trade barriers> Examples: <br />Concrete barriers surround the race track to protect spectators.<br />The tree's roots serve as a barrier against soil erosion.<br />The mountain range forms a natural barrier between the two countries.<br />Both leaders are in favor of removing trade barriers.<br />Cultural barriers have made it hard for women to enter many professions.<br />He argues that regulations should not be viewed as barriers to progress.<br />Synonyms: barricade, fence, hedge, wall<br />Near Antonyms:doorway, entrance, entry, entryway, gate, portal; gap, pass<br />bar·ri·er nounˈber-ē-ər, ˈba-rē- <br />
  29. 29. “It is not incumbent upon you to complete the task, but neither are you free to desist from it...” <br /> Rabbi Tarfon, Pirkei Avot 2:16<br />
  30. 30. cir·cle noun,often attributive ˈsər-kəl<br />a: ring or halo b: a closed plane curve every point of which is equidistant from a fixed point within the curve c: an area of action or influence e: fallacious reasoning in which something to be demonstrated is covertly assumed f: a group of persons sharing a common interest or revolving about a common center. Examples: <br />She drew a circle around the correct answer.<br />We formed a circle around the campfire.<br />She has a large circle of friends.<br />She is well-known in banking circles.<br />Near Antonyms: loner; indivualist<br />
  31. 31. com·pas·sion fa·tigue noun kəm-ˈpa-shən fə-ˈtēg<br />a: the resistance of the general public to give money to charity or other good causes due to overexposure or over saturation b: the lack of capacity to separate self from other as a key component of productive empathy; otherwise, the sight of another’s pain can become paralyzing c: destructive behaviors surfacing when caregivers focus on others without practicing self-care. Examples: <br />Lack of flexibility among staff members with strong reluctance toward change with inability to believe improvement is possible<br />Isolation from others <br />In denial about problems<br />Voices excessive complaints about administrative functions<br />
  32. 32. “In an expanding universe, time is on the side of the outcast. Those who once inhabited the suburbs of human contempt find that without changing their address they eventually live in the metropolis.” <br />Quentin Crisp<br />
  33. 33. Talk About The Passion <br />Not everyone can carry the weight of the world… <br />…Talk about the passion<br />
  34. 34. “It's no good running a pig farm badly for 30 years while saying, 'Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer.' By then, pigs will be your style.”<br />Quentin Crisp<br />

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