Through all time there has been
ongoing efforts to bridge worlds
- Sat, Feb 24East Bay Community SpaceFeb 24, 2018, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PMEast Bay Community Space, 507 55th St, Oakland, CA 94609, USA(H)Artful is an immersive experience of Intercultural Discovery and inspiration. It's an arts party designed to soften the edges and get people connected, engaged, and discovering uncommon experiences in extraordinary ways.
About your host
Jeremy Joaquin Capdevielle-Toomey
Founder | Facilitator | Cultural Strategist
Linguist | Naturalist
As first generation Mexican American I harness the power within my appearance and the lenses of my mixed cultural heritage to lead extraordinary experiences of connection.
I have taught workshops on group dynamics and facilitation throughout North America and
have over 3000 hours leading university level programs geared toward facilitative leadership and diversity and inclusion (AKA intercultural discovery and inspiration).
In 2009 to 2012 I was working with the United Nations and local NGOs in Ecuador.
Upon returning from the first year abroad, I was shocked by a discovery that changed my life.
I arrived at the airport and shortly after being picked up by my dad his phone rang. He answered, “bueno.” It was his sister from Mexico City. The conversation continued and I stared at my dad in shock...
My eyes watered as I suddenly heard and saw emotional layers I couldn’t perceive before having learned Spanish.
I thought about the times of confusion, conflict, and countless misunderstandings. My dad's exasperation, “that’s just how I talk.” My mom consoled, “I don’t think he meant it that way.”
Isn't it extraordinary how we can be so near to people and yet so far away?