Mon, Apr 12 | Zoom

Authentic Dialogues Across Race/Ethnicity ​with Roxy Manning

Roxy Manning is here to ask the questions: What would it take for BIPOC people to speak authentically about their experiences to white people? If we showed up, what would we want white people to hear? And what would it take for white people to show up and be fully receptive to those conversations?
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Authentic Dialogues Across Race/Ethnicity ​with Roxy Manning

Time & Location

Apr 12, 1:00 PM – May 24, 3:00 PM
Zoom

About the event

Are you  desperately longing for ways to bridge the huge  racial and ethnic divides in  our country? Would you like an opportunity  to speak authentically, connect with  each other, and really be heard?

Without question, action is needed in order to  prevent and address  the harm that has been happening for centuries. In  parallel, we also  need to begin the dialogues that will help black, indigenous  and people  of color (BIPOC) and white people see past the misinformation and   barriers that white supremacy has erected.

Roxy  Manning is here to ask the questions: What  would it take for BIPOC people to speak  authentically about their  experiences to white people? If we showed up, what  would we want white  people to hear? And what would it take for white people to  show up and  be fully receptive to those conversations?

Using NVC and the concepts from social justice  work, Roxy will help create the conditions for this conversation to flow in Authentic  Dialogues Across Race & Ethnicity.

In two concurrent four-week courses, white and  BIPOC people will  meet separately for their own explorations. Following these  sessions,  there will be three 2-hour dialogues between the two groups.

In the BIPOC group, we will explore:

  • Where you're authentic with white  people and the places where you're silent
  • What needs are driving the  strategies you use when you move through white spaces
  • What is challenging about your  conversations with white people?  Where are you happy with how you show up, and  where would you like  support?
  • What you would like to share with  white people about your experiences
  • What you would like to hear from  white people
  • How white people can support the  experiences of you and other BIPOC people.

In the White group, we will explore:

  • Why it is important for white  people to bear active witness to the experiences of BIPOC people
  • What prevents you from showing up  fully with BIPOC people
  • What you hope and fear could  happen in a dialogue with BIPOC people
  • Your patterns of responding when  BIPOC people begin to talk to you about their experiences
  • What skills you need to show up  with presence and intention
  • How you can support other white  people when they revert to  patterns that minimize, negate, or decenter the  expressions of BIPOC  people.

The Dialogue    After both groups have  completed their explorations, Roxy will  facilitate dialogues centered around  fully receiving the experiences of  BIPOC people and their impact on all of us.  From this place of greater  understanding, we can explore how we can show up in  interdependence,  both to support our individual work and identify collective  actions we  can take towards creating a more equitable world.

Schedule - Dates & Times: Part 1: Facilitated group learning space for BIPOC group and White group    April 12, 19, 26, and May 3    BIPOC Group Dialogue - 10:00am – 12:00pm  Pacific (California) Time    White Group Dialogue - 1:00 – 3:00pm Pacific  (California) Time

Registrations  close on April 12, 10:00am Pacific (California) Time

Part 2: A facilitated dialogue between both groups    May 10, 17, and 24    10:00am – 12:00pm

Bonuses:
  • Video and audio recordings of  every session;
  • Forum discussion available in the  classroom; and
  • Lifetime access to the classroom.

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