Events & Workshops

LEVEL Lunch & Learn Workshop Session 7: Why is it so difficult to have real conversations about race?

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

About the LEVEL Lunch and Learn Workshop Series

The Level Lunch & Learn Workshop Series is a continuation of our March 2019 Level Conversation which focused on Raising Awareness, Lowering Bias, and Creating Equity. These workshops will take a deeper dive into this important conversation by providing interactive training around organizational and individual cultural competence, true inclusion, and strategies to implement organizational change.

Session Details

November 19, 2019

Location: Bounce Innovation Hub

Topic: Why is it so difficult to have real conversations about race?

Presenter: Heather Steranka-Petit


About this Session

This session will explore why having real and meaningful conversations about race and racism is so difficult in our society. Conversations about race and racism can trigger all kinds of emotions and people can get frustrated and defensive. In this session, we will explore some ways to engage in meaningful and productive dialogue across race. We will look at some of the topics in the book "White Fragility" by Robin Diangelo, Ph.D. and work on building our capacity for dialogue in the on-going work towards social justice.

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