November 2022 Unlearning Circle (10/12/2022)
Start: 2022-11-12 10:00:00 UTC Central Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
End: 2022-11-12 12:00:00 UTC Central Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
This is a virtual event
Join us for our November 12 Unlearning Circle: Building Skills to Talk About Race!
Sat. 11/12/22 from 10am-noon CST
Please join us on zoom November 12th from 10am-12:00 for our Unlearning Circle Building Skills to Talk about Race.
The Unlearning Circles for October through December will help us build our skills to engage in difficult conversations about race. Engaging in conversations about race can activate our fears around perfectionism and fear of conflict.
We might believe that somehow we should know how to have these difficult conversations. Without practice and reflection on the situation with others, however, our conversations may fall short of our expectations. Fearing we might mess up, not be perfect, we may entirely avoid these conversations.
Liberated Structures Troika consulting process is one way to prepare, in community, to have these difficult conversations about race. A Troika is a process we can invite others into at any time to support us in thinking through situations we are in and suggesting possible approaches we struggle to see on our own. It is a tool we can use to support ourselves and others to build vital relationships with each other and meet the challenges of anti-racist work.
James Baldwin said, Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. Join us on November 12th with the gathered UWSA community to face the challenge of building the muscle to have difficult conversations about race.
Hope to see you there!
Note: UWSA also invites you to give us feedback about the ULCs - what you like about our format and focus and ideas you have for ways they could better meet your needs - things you’d like us to try out, explore more, what might be altered, . . .. Please take a few minutes to email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: feedback ULC.
About our Unlearning Circles -
UWSA’s first Unlearning Circle in the winter of 2017 was created as a place for white people to do the work of reflection and community self-education. As we continue to gather to critically examine our own participation in cultures of dominance, we build our capacity to show up as individuals and as a city-wide community network for Black, Indigenous and people of color-led anti-racist efforts in a positive and accountable way. The Unlearning Circles are an opportunity for white identifying people to explore white supremacy culture and our role and responsibilities in undoing racism. We welcome and recognize the gift of the presence of any People of Color who choose to join us.
The UWSA Organizing Team