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

Feminism in 2017
Teachable Moment Lesson
Posted on: Jan. 1, 2018

To the Teacher:
 

This activity uses tweets to have students consider some of the events that put feminism on the front burner in 2017 – from the women’s march to the #MeToo movement.

Consider following up the lesson with discussion of some of the issues raised,... Read more

#MeToo: It’s About Power
Teachable Moment Lesson
Posted on: Dec. 26, 2017

 

To the teacher: Background
 

This activity uses tweets, readings, and small-group discussion to help students grapple with the #MeToo movement, and how it relates to the power – or lack of power – of women. Use the background information below to... Read more

Cultivating Compassion for Puerto Rico's 'Climate Refugees'
Teachable Moment Lesson
Posted on: Dec. 3, 2017

Gathering


In pairs, ask students to share something that makes them feel “at home.”  Ask a few volunteers to share with the full group.

 



Check Agenda and Objectives


Explain that in today’s lesson we... Read more

Environments that encourage harassment - and how to change them
Teachable Moment Lesson
Posted on: Oct. 30, 2017

To the Teacher:

The  news about Harvey Weinstein, a powerful Hollywood film producer who has been accused of harassing and assaulting women over many years, raises important issues for young people to consider.
 
Be aware that this subject may bring up strong... Read more

Harvey Weinstein & the Culture of Silence
Teachable Moment Lesson
Posted on: Oct. 23, 2017

 

To the Teacher:
 

The  news about Harvey Weinstein, a powerful Hollywood film producer who has been accused of harassing and assaulting women over many years, raises important issues for young people to consider.

Be aware that this subject may... Read more