Marieke van Woerkom

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Marieke has worked in the field of cultural exchange, interfaith dialogue, conflict transformation, violence prevention and human rights for 20 years. She holds a double Masters in Cultural Anthropology and International Relations from the University of Amsterdam, with a specialization in group identity and inter-group relations. 

As program director, facilitator and educator, she has designed, implemented and supervised hundreds of trainings, dialogues and related programs that raise awareness, promote understanding and empower diverse groups of people to make positive change in their own lives and that of their communities. Marieke works across the globe with groups of all ages.

Marieke joined Morningside Center as a staff developer in 2006.  As a trainer and coach, she works in schools across the city to help create more conducive teaching and learning environments.  She is also a regular contributor to TeachableMoment and writes curricula that engage students (pre-K-12) in establishing positive connections and building their social and emotional skills.  
 
For more information about Marieke's work you can visit: www.mariekevanwoerkom.com

Recent posts by Marieke

Teenage Transgender Voices
Teachable Moment Lesson
Posted on: Mar. 27, 2017

 

To the Teacher:  
 

Over the past few years, transgender (trans) people have gained public visibility. We’ve seen more trans characters in movies and on television, sometimes played by trans actors. For example, the role of Sophia Burset on the... Read more

Our Identities & Transgender Identities
Teachable Moment Lesson
Posted on: Mar. 24, 2017

 

To the teacher:  
 

If you are not already familiar with current understanding about gender identity and related questions, some background reading will be helpful.

  • See this FAQ created by the National... Read more

Transgender People & Bathroom Access
Teachable Moment Lesson
Posted on: Mar. 21, 2017

 

To the Teacher:
 

If you are not already familiar with current understanding about gender identity and related questions, some background reading will be helpful.

  • See this FAQ created by the National Center for Transgender Equality:... Read more

Nonviolent Protest and the Beloved Community
Teachable Moment Lesson
Posted on: Feb. 25, 2017

 

Introduction or Opening Ceremony
 

Explain that today we’ll reflect on “LOVE.”  Not romantic love or a reciprocal love between personal friends. Instead, we’ll talk about a love that Martin Luther King, Jr. described as:

... Read more

Black History Month & the Danger of a Single Story
Teachable Moment Lesson
Posted on: Feb. 13, 2017

Preparation

To prepare for this lesson: