The more confident, or certain, we are in our visual intelligence or in what we think we see, the less likely we are to question what we think we see, and the less interested we are in finding out more about the person behind the glance.

The “what I thought I saw” Exhibit is often accompanied by a multi-media presentation tailored to specific audiences, ranging from youth to adults. For middle and high schools, in addition to the presentation, an interactive workshop is available with curriculum ideas. Aspects of this workshop can be incorporated into the main presentation when it serves as a keynote or stand alone.

Both the presentation and workshop promote self-awareness and insightful dialogue, opening participants’ minds to not just strangers but to those individuals right in their own “backyard.”

WITIS has addressed the following topics via middle and high-schools, conferences, colleges, community centers, and corporate/business clients:

  • Heightening self awareness
  • Decreasing bullying and racism
  • Mitigating divisiveness in the workplace/school
  • Advocating respect for diversity
  • Promoting inclusiveness
  • Increasing empathy and compassion

Clients (sampling):

  • Goldman Sachs, SLC and NYC
  • Jewish Community Center
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Center for Community of Caring
  • Peacemaker Conference, Resolutions Northwest
  • University of Utah College of Nursing
  • University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
  • Utah National Association for Multicultural Education Conference (NAME)

For more info or to schedule, contact: