Having the Conversation: Discussing Race, Oppression, and Privilege
The country is slowly waking up to the realization that there is a standard in our system that says certain lives matter more than others. Voices have begun to unite and justice is being demanded. As a viewer of these protests the question always becomes “what can I do? How can I make a difference?” and the answer is always the same: by doing something, anything. Start with the basics and have a conversation.
We all know the one I mean. The conversation that is dreaded, difficult, and often times ugly. The conversation that most people of color avoid having with their white friends even when they see it’s need.
Let’s have THIS conversation and begin the healing and goal setting needed to make a difference. Let’s come together and educate one another, really see one another, and decide to transform our futures TOGETHER.
These no-cost monthly conversations have been ongoing and re-occurring for the past 5 months. Each has twelve conversation seats available which tend to sell out quickly.
The only requirements for having these conversations is honesty, vulnerability and respect. In these groups we speak from our own experiences interacting with, witnessing, and making sense of racism. We have created an environment where we offer support, encouragement , and bear witness to the stories we have carried with us for years.
If you are reading this sentence right now I welcome you to an experience that I hope deepens your understanding of yourself and those around you. Stay safe and introspective!
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