Sociocracy and Diversity: How Education and Access Can Support Inclusivity (Crystal Byrd Farmer)


Presenter Bio

Crystal Byrd Farmer is an engineer turned educator from Gastonia, North Carolina. She is an organizer and speaker in the intentional communities movement. She serves as a board member with the Foundation for Intentional Communities and is on the Editorial Review Board of Communities Magazine published by the Global Ecovillage Network-United States. She also serves as an organizer for the BIPOC Intentional Community Council. Her book The Token: Common Sense Ideas for Increasing Diversity in Your Organization is out now. Crystal is passionate about encouraging people to change their perspectives on diversity, relationships, and the world.


Intentional communities value inclusivity, but sociocratic practices can be a barrier to those with less education, different first languages, and other backgrounds. This workshop will be an interactive discussion on ways sociocracy can be used with all types of people in the service of community.

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