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POSTPONED: Continuing Conversations on Race: Calling Out vs. Calling In
July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
THIS PROGRAM IS POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER!
Abbot Public Library and the Marblehead Racial Justice Team are presenting “Continuing Conversations on Race” on Zoom on Monday, July 19th at 7:00 pm.
Access the Zoom event at 7:00 pm on Monday, July 19th by visiting this link or by dialing +1-929-205-6099 from the New York Time Zone (if you’re in a different time zone, find out what number to call here) and entering the following Meeting ID: 463 613 7679.
Last month we discussed one of the challenges of anti-racism and anti-oppression work, which is labeling people and behavior as “racist” and “anti-racist,” and the feelings of defensiveness those labels can sometimes cause. We looked at an approach that avoids labeling a person as racist. This month we will explore an additional approach to reducing defensiveness, “Calling Out and Calling In.”
Calling Out is when we need to let someone know that their words or actions are unacceptable and will not be tolerated, and often can be accomplished while retaining a relationship. Calling In is when there is an opportunity to explore deeper, make meaning together, and find a mutual sense of understanding across differences.
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!
This program is cosponsored by the Abbot Public Library and the Marblehead Racial Justice Team.