Complexity of Diversity, Tolerance, and Group-think


This is an interactive session where participants explore diversity and ways we separate or join together. A basic model for complexity of diversity is presented and participants identify their own unique group and how it affects their behavior. We also explore the range of responses to those different from ourselves.

Jim Teeters is a retired social worker living in Kent, Washington. He received his BA in Sociology from UW in 1962 and a MSW from the University of Hawaii in 1965. Jim has written and published poetry as well as published books on teaching methods. Currently he volunteers for his local school district, KentHOPE Women and Children’s Homeless Day Shelter, and the City of Kent Senior Center, among others. He and his wife Rebecca have traveled in over 25 countries and 5 continents and taught English in China for an academic year in 2000-01.