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Speaking
Engagements

6/16/11
"The Emotional Journey Through End of Life and Grief"
19th Annual Hospice & Palliative Care Conference,
San Pedro, CA

Past Events

1/24/10 - 1/29/10
"Multicultural Los Angeles Tours For Exploritas"
Los Angeles, CA

9/2/09
"Nuptial Eth-nice-ities"
Wedding Industry Professionals Association
La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, CA

7/28/09
"Multicultural Manners for Future Teachers"
Los Angeles City College

8/25/08
"Why Understanding Different Cultures Makes Us Better Educators"
Polytechnic School, Pasadena

10/19 and 10/26/08
"All in the Family: Navigating Cultural Differences "
Skirball Cultural Center

4/6/08 to 4/11/08
5/4/08 to 5/9/08
9/7/08 to 9/12/08
11/30/08 to 12/5/08 Multicultural L.A. Adventures Tours
Designer and Presenter for
Elderhostel 2008

6/10/08
"Creating Cultural Connections"
Clark County (NV) Education Conference

5/29/08
"Identifying Asian Pacific Culture and Artifacts"
Homeland Security (LAX)

11/25/07 to 11/30/07
Multicultural Adventures
in L.A.

Developer/
Guide for Elderhostel -
Five day tour

8/28/07
Interacting Successfully with Multicultural Clients
UNLV Harrah’s School of Hospitality
(Distance Learning)

7/15/07
Multicultural Rites
of Passage Photos
A Bus Tour

Skirball Cultural Center

5/25/07
"Body Language for Actors Portraying Different Cultures”
DVD for College Drama Students – Produced by Joel Asher Studio

10/19/06
Otis College of Art & Design
Los Angeles

10/12/06
MPI - Meeting Professionals International
Dallas, TX

5/22/06
Skirball Cultural Center
Docent Corps Cultural Orientation

4/26/06
Los Angeles County Multicultural Conference
Wilshire Grand Hotel

4/7/06
National Park Service and Natural History Museum Volunteers
Natural History Museum

2/12/06
Lomdei Koreh LA
Leo Baeck Temple Literacy Volunteers

1/17/06
USC Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

Speaker and Presentations

Here are some photos from Norine's presentation, Multicultural Rites of Passage: A Bus Tour, at the  Skirball Cultural Center (2007):

Tour

“Norine Dresser assembled an amazing group of people to explain with love, intelligence and knowledge, practices in their ethnic communities. It was a rich and exciting day! When's the next trip??”

~ B.B.

Tour guests arrive at Olvera Street
Tour guests arrive at Olvera Street

La Placita Church front, Olvera Street
La Placita Church front, Olvera Street

Father Steve explains baptism to the group
Father Steve explains baptism to the group

Inside a Vietnamese store, Chinatown
Inside a Vietnamese store, Chinatown

Objects for burning at Buddhist funerals, Chinatown
Objects for burning at Buddhist funerals, Chinatown

Religious artifacts for rites of passage, Chinatown
Religious artifacts for rites of passage, Chinatown

Authentic Japanese restaurant, Little Tokyo
Authentic Japanese restaurant, Little Tokyo

Visiting a Mikveh (Jewish Purification pool)
Visiting a Mikveh (Jewish Purification pool),
   American Jewish University