WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY DISCUSSIONS & HEALING RACISM PROGRAMS:
Join us for fun, facilitated, educational discussions on a variety of topics, where everyone follows and honors our group guidelines/covenant to create a safe, friendly environment. All are welcome. The Zoom Room opens 15 minutes prior to posted start time for Meet & Greet.
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Starting November 7
Fighting Racism, One Conversation at a Time.
Topic:. How do we use the R.A.C.E. method to manage a conversation about race, racism, and prejudice? Resources: A UUA General Assembly workshop, and a workbook titled “Equipping Anti-Racism Allies: Unitarian Universalist edition - Fighting Racism, One Conversation at a Time.”
Facilitators: Pam P. and Leslie M.
The R.A.C.E. method includes:
R: Reflect - Get ready for the conversation.
A: Ask about their experiences.
C: Connect - Relate a personal story they will find partially affirming of their viewpoint.
E: Expand - Relate a personal story that invites them to a new understanding of the issue.
Wednesday, November 11th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: Rationed Rights - Voter suppression and the undoing of the American promise. Martin Luther King Jr. talked about the debt America owed to African Americans. I like to think of it more as the failure to include African Americans and other people of color into the national covenant, the “we,” in We The People. Let's assess the election and ask the question again. Who belongs?
Facilitator: Eric B.
Wednesday, November 18th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.: Speak Up! Join us to explore how to speak up with courage and respect whether in response to a single instance or an ongoing pattern of any kind of biased or prejudiced remarks, stereotypes and other hurtful messages. Resource: Teaching Tolerance at https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/publications/speak-up/six-steps-to-speak-up.
The steps include: Be Ready, Identify the Behavior, Appeal to Principles, Set Limits, Find an Ally/Be an Ally, and Be Vigilant. Please note that this session will last until 6:15 p.m.
Facilitators: Lisa M. and Pam P.
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