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Re-imagining Race based conversations

2100 Building Aug 30th 3:00-5:00pm

Re-imaging Race Conversations  

Toi Sing Woo of New Directions Consulting and Fleur Larsen

In this workshop, participants will explore why race conversations are difficult, and learn practical techniques they can use to initiate quality conversations about race in family, community, and in workspaces. In mixed race trios and small groups we will explore our connection to race and race relations.  Through experiential activities we will integrate and envision new conversations.

Let's deepen our understanding of race through connection and building community.

As we venture into serious race-based conversations with friends, family members, or co-workers we should ask ourselves – are we truly ready?

Do we understand race and racial privilege – do we have the tools and the abilities to hold the space and move the conversations to a higher level?

For people of color confronting racism over the course of their lives, discussing hurtful and traumatic experiences can be painful.  How can people of color support one another?

How can white people start and continue their own journey?  

To address both of these dynamics there will be the opportunity for race based caucusing. 

For POC and white people without the ability to have productive conversations on race and racial privilege, individuals will continue to find it impossible to critically analyze racial ideologies, increase their compassion for others, address implicit bias, and dispel racial stereotypes and misinformation. 


Earlier Event: August 25
HR, equity and the new labor law
Later Event: September 13
Equity in the service sectors