“Crossing Cultures in Today's World”
Featuring LueRachelle Brim-Atkins, Principal at Brim-Donahoe & Associates
Thursday, April 14
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
1105 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
LueRachelle Brim-Atkins grew up in segregated Naples, Texas. She was born in a hospital for black families as the hospital for white families was not available to her family. She went to an all-black school filled with hand-me-downs from the white school and similar experiences followed throughout her life. Her Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology transformed her perspectives and connected her early life experience to her future.
LueRachelle has built a life based on educating others and providing opportunities for people to develop broader perspectives about the communities they live in and the people around them. Included in her work today, she helps build cross-cultural community by bringing together constituents from local synagogues, churches, and mosques. Together they create reusable feminine care kits for girls and women in Africa, which unites them in a common cause. Working side-by-side, they learn from each other and discover the beauty inherent in all people as they make meaningful connections.
See you in April to hear more of LueRachelle’s incredible story and learn from the powerful work she does in our business and social communities. Her model for connection can teach us all something about how to strengthen our ties to others and become more comfortable with differences.
LueRachelle Brim-Atkins has been a progressive consultant, executive coach, facilitator, educator, and trainer for over three decades. She grew up in the South, attended graduate schools in the East and West, has lived in the Northwest since 1972 and has traveled to 31 countries. She interacts with and fosters cross-cultural community interactions daily with cultural and racial communities different from her own in both her professional and personal life. In her volunteer activities, she leads joint-venture sustainable projects for clean water, libraries and sanitary products in Kenya and Cameroon. This way of life has given her a deep understanding of cultural norms and differing views of race and social justice, institutional racism, diversity and poverty. LueRachelle has taught in public K-12 education and in universities, provided training and consulting services in corporations, school systems, governmental agencies, law firms, public transit companies, health care organizations, colleges and universities, non-profit organizations, professional associations and boards. In all of these environments, she champions clear communication, equity and social justice and speaks widely on social change, leadership, and change management.
LueRachelle’s formal education includes a B.A. in English from the University of Texas,a Masters in Urban Education from the State University of New York and a Masters in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Additionally, she has formal training in inter-cultural communication, training and development, diversity, race and social justice and holds certificates of completion from the Dispute Resolution Center of Snohomish County and the Center for Work and the Human Spirit—Leadership Development Intensive.
*Street parking may be limited. There are parking garages in the area as well as access to public transportation.