Re-Imagining Race-Based Conversation (August 4th)

From PARISOL//Pacific Rim Solidarity Network:

“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?

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.

In this pilot 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.”

Thursday, August 4th from 3:30pm-5:30pm at Douglass-Truth Library, 2300 E Yesler Way, Seattle, 98122

For the event page, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/219277948470704/

For more from PARISOL//Pacific Rim Solidarity Network, click here: https://www.facebook.com/parisolseattle/

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