UAH celebrates Native American Heritage month with special guest Roberto Dansie


Roberto Dansie is an internationally-recognized authority on cultural diversity.

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month 2014, The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) will sponsor two public presentations by keynote speaker Roberto Dansie, an internationally-recognized authority on cultural diversity, Thursday, Nov. 6.

Dansie's visit to UAH is sponsored by the UAH Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of Diversity, Honors College, Office of International Engagement, and university minority and international clubs and organizations. His first talk an Honors College presentation "Cultural Wisdom The 4 Elements: Conscience, Conduct, Culture and Community," will begin at 11:10 a.m., in the Shelby Center for Science and Technology (room 107). The evening presentation is entitled "Narrative Medicines: Stories and Legends," is from 7:30 p.m., to 9 p.m., in the University Center Exhibit Hall. Both events are free and open to the public.

Dansie is a member of the Toltec tribe of Mexico and an award-winning speaker, trainer and clinical psychologist. He founded his company Cultural Wisdom in 1998. Dansie has been speaking on cultural diversity issues for years, traveling frequently throughout the United States, Mexico, Latin America and Europe. He has received numerous recognitions for his contributions to science and health, including the Cesar Chavez Award, and the Golden Medallion Award from the Board of American Indians. He has been a keynote speaker at numerous international conferences for organizations such as the CNN Center, Mayo Clinic, Cornell University, and the Centers for Disease Control. Additionally, he often presents at national conferences on public education and migrant education. He is the author of several research and health articles and has published two books, "Eternal Wellsprings," and "Semillas De Esperanza (Seeds of Hope)." Dansie obtained his academic degrees in clinical psychology from The University of Guadalajara.

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