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Sunday, October 22, 2006

AmericaSpeaks Call for Facilitators

AmericaSpeaks is inviting volunteers to facilitate sessions associated with rebuilding New Orleans. Click the link below to apply:

Facilitator Application - Unified New Orleans Plan



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    Skilled facilitators, particularly people of color, are invited to volunteer for an essential role at the Unified New Orleans Plan's Community Congress II:


    The second Community Congress of the Unified New Orleans Plan will bring together the current and former population of New Orleans for thoughtful deliberation about options (scenarios) for rebuilding their city. Community Congress 2 will be held on December 2, 2006 across five locations: New Orleans, Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Dallas and Houston.

    Facilitators will work with small groups of ten people to deliberate about a series of questions that will be asked over the course of the day. Via laptop computers and keypad polling devices, individual tables will share the results of their conversations with the thousands of others participating across the five sites. The results of this meeting will shape the next steps for the UNOP draft recovery plan.

    Because of the significant impact that Hurricane Katrina had on New Orleans' African American community, we are strongly seeking facilitators of color to support the deliberations. All applicants to be a volunteer facilitator are appreciated and will be considered.

    YOU: Facilitators who are experienced with small group face-to-face deliberation, comfortable with diversity and difference of opinion

    WHAT: Second UNOP Community Congress. Free lunch and childcare

    WHO: New Orleans citizens living in the city and in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Dallas and Houston; and the Villavaso & Associates, LLC/ Henry Consulting, LLC Citywide Planning Team

    WHEN: December 2, 2006, facilitator orientation at 8:00 AM Central Time, program runs till 3:30 PM Central Time. Facilitators must attend an important 2.5 hour orientation during the week of the event (various times and locations, some for telecommuters)

    WHERE: New Orleans, Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Dallas and Houston (meeting locations listed in the online application)

    TRAVEL: Unfortunately, we are not able to assist with travel costs

    APPLY NOW: Fill out our brief online application at

    Susanna Haas Lyons
    Program Associate, AmericaSpeaks

    By Anonymous Susanna Haas Lyons, at 11/06/2006 11:13 AM  

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