course »Speaking up and Calling in: Skills to Interrupt and Challenge Oppression with Love and Compassion While Working with System-Involved Families

Date: 1/25/2019, 9:15 am—4:45 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 6
Location: Berkeley
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
Phone: 510-601-0203
In this workshop we will present and practice basic communication skills, methods to challenge and deconstruct white supremacy and racism. Often we lack the and skill needed to engage meaningful, effective, and heart felt conversations challenging white supremacy with those closest to us, our families, friends, and communities. In this interactive session we will cultivate a critical and compassionate understanding of the difference between “safe” and “comfortable” conversations and learn how to push through discomfort to engage these important conversations from a lens of love. We will increase our skill in explaining, and discussing the construction and impacts of white supremacy to individuals who are at varying levels of experience, and who may not share our beliefs and ideals. And will deepen our ability to effectively engage these conversations to connect across difference and begin deconstructing the culture of white supremacy.