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Navigating Conflicts Across Race and About Race — Free Workshop
October 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
INCREASING THE CAPACITY OF WHITES TO PARTNER TO CREATE MEANINGFUL CHANGE
Too often well-intentioned white people (friends and family, teachers/faculty, administrators, parents, activists, and community leaders) engage in conversations about and across racial identities in ways that perpetuate and model racist dynamics among their colleagues and those they serve. Whether through conscious and/or unconscious actions, many whites react in conflict situations with people of color in ways that undermine effective understanding, teamwork, and productivity.
In this highly interactive, reflective session participants will:
identify the types of behaviors and attitudes of whites during interactions and conflicts that maintain the racial/racist status quo in their organizations and communities
explore more effective strategies to engage during conflicts about race and/or with people of color
identify tools to navigate conflicts with a Race Lens
Participants will receive access to a packet of practical handouts and tools they can use in their ongoing interactions, as well as Kathy Obear’s book, But I’m Not Racist: Tools for Well-Meaning Whites.
Meet the Facilitators:
Kathy Obear from The Center for Transformation
Beth Yohe from The Conflict Center
Sponsored by: Conflict Resolution Month in October and Temple Emanuel
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