The result of more than two decades of experience in human development, Color Me Community(TM) workshops provide a nurturing and nonjudgmental environment for people of all races to safely grapple with issues that deeply divide and separate us from one another.

The result of more than two decades of experience in human development, Color Me Community(TM) workshops provide a nurturing and nonjudgmental environment for people of all races to safely grapple with issues that deeply divide and separate us from one another. These highly interactive workshops facilitate participants in exploring the lenses through which they see life; and without guilt, blame or shame, identify the “isms” that keep them from being fully connected to others who do not share their race, nationality, beliefs, lifestyles, or socio-economic status. The same workshops that our Apprentices, staff, and families all participate in has been adapted into workshops for businesses, government agencies, and community organizations have consistently enabled individuals across cultures to explore racial equity, inclusion and implicit biases in such a way that they can begin to see and experience themselves and others as an integral and valued part of shared humanity.

Color Me Community(TM) workshops are led on-site by Mary Brown – Co-Founder of Life Pieces To Masterpieces (LPTM) – together with LPTM staff members and current and former Apprentices. Clients have included The World Bank, the U.S. State Department, The Bureau of Northern Ireland, a DC Councilmember’s Office, The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), and artists, activists, educators, policymakers, and community leaders from DC, the US, and over 35 countries. Importantly, the Color Me Community training program provides opportunities for LPTM graduates and older Apprentices to gain facilitation skills and be recognized as compassionate and transformative leaders who have transformed their own lives and are working to transform their communities.

Who can benefit? Businesses, corporations, government agencies and institutions, community and faith- based organizations.

Who can benefit? Businesses, corporations, government agencies and institutions, community and faith- based organizations. Workshops are tailored to fit the needs for unconscious bias conversation, community building, team building, and staff development. At the end of the workshop, participants collaborate to create art work in the Life Pieces art style. Contact Andrew Blickle at ablickle@lifepieces.org, if your organization or community would like to learn more about these inspirational and motivational workshops!

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Kabir Mokamel, an artist and activist from Afghanistan, remarked after a May 2019 Color Me Community workshop on generating social change through the arts: “The work you are doing is beyond words. I feel honoured and lucky to have met such soulful beings. I would love to develop my skills further and look at the adaptability of some of the methods that you are applying in your school in the wider context of Afghan society.”

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