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Continuing Conversations on Race: Increasing Our Competence in Anti-Oppression Work
October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Have you ever wondered how to respond to what seems to be a racist situation? Or how to engage in a conversation without seeming racist? One of the challenges of anti-racism and anti-oppression work is labeling people and behavior as racist and anti-racist, and the feelings of defensiveness those labels can sometimes cause. While clear and direct naming of the truth of racism and racist actions is an important and powerful tool, it can also be helpful to consider our anti-racism work as a skillset, with each of us having different levels of skills and abilities that exist on a spectrum. In this framing, like with most skills, if we spend time and effort, we can increase our skill level in our anti-racism work.
Tonight we will look at a model of intercultural sensitivity and discuss how it supports us to be more aware and thus sensitive in our relationships with others.
These ongoing conversations are a safe and welcoming place in which we explore our own privilege and biases, our questions, and continue to learn and grow by hearing each other’s stories so that we can best make a difference. It is a place for listening, conversation, and engagement.
Please join us for an invigorating conversation!
Zoom link: Click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4636137679
Meeting ID: 463 613 7679