EugCast Episode 3: Kenya Luvert

Jul 04, 2019, 12:29 AM

Kenya Luvert, Clinical Social Work Associate, talks about living in Oregon as a person of color.

We were honored with the opportunity to have Kenya Luvert in our studio for an interview. Kenya, a CSWA (Clinical Social Work Associate), has earned her Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW). Kenya is a positive individual who loves to encourage herself and others to become the best self and to utilize the unique gifts and talents in each of us to benefit the surrounding community. She believes we can all be living, loving and learning in the present, holistically, with the whole mind, body and spirit. She seeks to give these gifts, among other ways, through mentor relationships.

Kenya served many years as a volunteer for the Eugene/Springfield NAACP branch in the role of mentor coordinator for African American youth exploring Visual or Performing Arts, Humanities, and/or Sciences, encouraging them to identify and utilize their gifts and talents and share that with the community.

Study Circle:
Study Circles are an intensive six-week course that equips White people (called Participants) with the tools and information needed to effectively enter our nation's ethnic debates and affect change. By combining candid dialogue with ethnic people (called Ethnic Allies) and practical in-session and at-home exercises, Participants cultivate an understanding of the underlying racial issues and debates, and enter them with empathy and insight that adds value, not pain.
Study Circles are two hours in duration and meet once a week for six weeks. Each session is facilitated. Discussions are transparent, confidential, and respectful.
https://sites.google.com/view/raceandculturestudycircle/home

[NAACP ACT-SO Program]
https://naacplanecounty.org/programs/act-so-new/

About EugCast:
EugCast is a volunteer powered, cooperative chit-chat where we talk with people who may or may not live in the Eugene, Oregon area. We think they have some really cool stories to share, but we’ll leave that up to you, the listener, to decide!
https://eugcast.com

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Interview recorded 11/01/18 at Trifoia with Adam Wendt