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Priscilla Dames is Founder and President of Wingspan Seminars, www.wingspanseminars.net, whose mission is based in conflict resolution and provides seminars focusing on strengthening organizational relationships while creating positive environments. Her television show, Conflict Corner supports that same mission and focuses on problem-solving issues families and youth face in their daily lives. She co-authored, How to Survive When Your Ship is Sinking, which was released at an International Women’s Empowerment Conference, Chicago, Illinois in August, 2012.
Dames earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ball State University, and a Master of Science Degree from Nova Southeastern University. She pursued a Doctorate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova as a logical extension of her lifelong commitment to human diversity and equality which has led to her chairpersonship of the Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board. She began an Internship with the Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolence. This affiliation started with a stint at the Conflict Center for Resolution in Kenya, Africa and was completed with a visit to The King Nonviolence Center in Havana, Cuba. She delivered presentations on “Conflict between Genders” and “Whose Music is it Anyway: the Conflict of Language” to faculty and staff at Eagerton, University, during her time in Kenya.
Current quests include supporting women as Chairperson of the Women’s Business Council, Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce and providing empowerment workshops. Dames is also a member of the National and Florida Crisis Teams and was actively involved with victim assistance efforts following the spate of hurricanes that hit Florida in 2005 and the crisis in Haiti, 2010. She is a lead trainer of Kingian Nonviolence. One of her recent projects which realized a dream was training ex-militants on Transformational Kingian Nonviolence in the Nigerian Amnesty Program in Nigeria, Africa
Ms. Dames is honored to have received The Ringling Brothers Drum Majors for Peace Award, recognized with the Women of Impact Award by the Women’s History Coalition of Miami-Dade County, 2012, The 50 Most Powerful by The Miami Herald’s Legacy Magazine, 2010 and In the Company of Women, March 2013. Mayor Carlos Gimenez and County Commissioners proclaimed March 4, 2012 Priscilla Dames Blake Day. She has decided to grab her wings to fly with tenacity and invites others to come with her!