Wolfe, Naomi

Naomi Wolfe, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada

Naomi Wolfe lives on Vancouver Island, where she is a faculty member in the English Language Program at North Island College. Originally from Saskatchewan, Naomi also lived, studied and worked in the USA for 11 years and in Guatemala for 10 years. As a teen in Tennessee, Naomi developed a keen interest in anti-racism work and cross-cultural awareness. In Guatemala in the 70’s and 80’s, Naomi did research for the National Indigenous Institute, began her career as an English teacher and studied legal translation. Her journey took her to Toronto and British Columbia in the late 80′s. Naomi’s growing awareness of the challenges and barriers facing immigrants in her community led to the founding of the Campbell River Multicultural and Immigrant Services Association (CRMISA) in 1992. She continues her connection with CRMISA as a trainer and committee member. Naomi has certification and/or worked extensively in intercultural, diversity, and anti-discrimination training, Spanish/English interpretation, ESL teacher training, Theatre for Living, and human rights and international solidarity projects. She has facilitated Compassionate Listening trainings for interculturalists, restorative justice and hospice volunteers, educators and students, daycare workers and others in Canada, the USA and Spain. Naomi greatly values any opportunity to share her skills in ways that heighten our understanding of and deepen our connections to one another.

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