Tim Harlan-Marks

Tim Harlan-Marks

Tim trains youth and adult leaders on organizing, movement building, power, privilege and oppression. He does this work with Sierra Club, East Point Peace Academy, STAND and Momentum. Tim’s work has been changed profoundly by learning and applying the tools of Dialogue Education. They have provided a framework for putting his values of equity and justice into practice in the classroom. Tim came to Global Learning Partners seeking new ideas for supporting a cadre of youth trainers at Sierra Club. Despite their sincere interest in cultivating interactive, equitable education spaces, the youth trainers commonly defaulted to a one-sided, lecture orientation to teaching; the style in which so many had been taught as students. After introducing tools like the Four A’s and Eight Steps of Design, the results were dramatic. This experience sparked an ongoing fascination with the history and practices of Popular Education. Tim holds a particular interest in facilitating learning and dialogue for white men around themes of equity, diversity and inclusion. He does this work as a volunteer with STAND, a Bay Area collective, under the mentorship of Uprooting Racism author, Paul Kivel. When not training or organizing, Tim can be found hiking in Northern California, playing guitar and singing harmonies, coveting croissants, and reading. Tim lives in Oakland, CA.

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