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Unique Exploration Of Racism, Reparation And Healing – Repairing the Quilt of Humanity

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Tuesday, August 21, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2007
CONTACT:
Deborah Howard
Guiding Change Consulting
718-857-6830
debhoward@guidingchange.org


UNIQUE EXPLORATION OF RACISM, REPARATION AND HEALING


Bookcover

Author – Deborah Howard

Brooklyn, NY (BlackNews.com) – Transformative Change Facilitator Deborah Howard has written Repairing the Quilt of Humanity: A Metaphor for Healing and Reparation, a book with a unique perspective on racism, its damaging impact on both people of color and white people, and what needs to happen for healing to begin.

“A rare account of one white woman’s journey to understanding some of the issues that perpetuate racism in America. Deborah Howard’s unique perspective provides critical insight into racism’s complexities — a MUST read,” said Frederick A. Miller, CEO of The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc. and co-author of The Inclusion Breakthrough and managing editor of The Promise of Diversity.

Using the metaphor of a quilt and the Jewish concept of tikkun olam, – healing and repairing the world – Ms. Howard provides us with insight and an innovative approach to understanding and making visible sources of systemic injustice, the way social inequities are perpetuated, the significant psychological damage that results, and the transformation necessary for healing and forgiveness.

For a review copy of the book or to set up speaking engagements, contact:

Deborah Howard
Guiding Change Consulting
718-857-6830
debhoward@guidingchange.org
www.guidingchange.org

Available on Amazon (type in Repairing the Quilt) or on order from bookstores
Paperback: 100 pages
$10.95
Beckham Publications Group (July 1, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5 x 0.3 inches
ISBN 0931761123


About the Author
Deborah Howard, Esq., M.S.O.D., founder of Guiding Change Consulting is a transformative change facilitator and life-long learner whose life purpose is to enable positive transformative change in others and continue her own learning and growth in the process. She is dedicated to helping individuals, teams, and organizations maximize their potential, enhance their effectiveness, and create and maintain work environments that are inclusive and just.

Her professional life began in the field of law. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Harvard University, she went on to receive a law degree from Northeastern University School of Law. She went to law school with the goal of using the law to help create positive social change. After litigating in the public services area for a number of years both in Anchorage, Alaska and New York City, she became disillusioned with the adversarial process. Rather than taking sides in win-lose scenarios, she wanted to find ways to work with people to help them build and maintain connections. It was that desire that led her to return to school to receive her Masters Degree in Organization Development from American University/NTL.

Deborah’s background and training also includes a Certificate in Culturally Competent Human Services from the Temple University Multicultural Research and Training Institute as well as coursework in human interaction and diversity at the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science of which she is a member.


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