How do we approach the challenging conversations in our lives, whether it’s about confederate flags, Donald Trump, cultural appropriation, Palestine/Israel, or even just racism and racial justice in general?
This workshop is an opportunity to dive in much deeper with structured time to practice a range of difficult conversations around highly-charged racial issues. We will be sharing some basic skill-building tools in how to approach conversations, and then explore scenarios relevant to the lives of participants. This will include examination of some of the ways that internalized sexism can impact our courageous speaking capacities.
Small group work, role-plays, and Theater of the Oppressed techniques will support seeing tough communication blocks in a new light. We’ll try out what feels challenging, in a relatively low-stakes and supportive environment, allowing ourselves time to debrief, reflect, and learn from each other.
Tickets are sliding scale $15 - $25. No one turned away for lack of funds. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with ticket requests or questions.
Accessibility Information: The space is wheelchair accessible. We ask that you do your best to arrive at the event scent/fragrance free to keep the space as low-scent as possible to support people with chemical and scent sensitivities - please see https://eastbaymeditation.org/resources/fragrance-free-at-ebmc/ for helpful information.
If you have additional access needs or questions about this event, please email email@example.com.WHENJanuary 28, 2018 at 10amWHERESierra Club
2101 Webster St
Oakland, CA 94612
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SURJ Bay Area published Election Guide: 8 Ballot Measures For Racial Justice in Blog 2016-10-27 13:10:45 -0400
Vote with people of color this election to protect renters, boost police oversight, and lessen the harms of the prison system. SURJ Bay Area’s editors have highlighted statewide and local ballot measures that will most affect communities of color.
For example, two propositions on the California ballot are related to the death penalty. As the NCADP put it: “The burdens and failures of the United States justice system fall most heavily and unfairly on communities of color. There must be a fundamental change in the system. The lynchpin for that change is ending capital punishment."
By voting on the following measures, you can do your part to stand up for racial justice.