Workshop: “MAKING A DIFFERENCE, ONE CONVERSATION AT A TIME: How to successfully engage in difficult discussions in a racialized world” with renowned author Shelly Tochluk

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 07/15/2018
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location
UUCWI

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Facilitated by Shelly Tochluk, author of Witnessing Whiteness: the need to talk about race and how to do it  and Living in the Tension: the quest for a spiritualized racial justice

Do you ever find yourself wanting to give up and avoid talking to people about politically charged issues like racism, police violence, or immigration? Do conversations with family, friends, or those in your community frequently end in frustration? In this time of increased polarization, many of us find it hard to talk to people who hold differing views. We need strategies, tools, and skills to engage each other more effectively. This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn how shifting from an “either/or” orientation toward a “both/and” mindset can help. With a dedication to making an impact in our spheres of influence, we will practice using a framework that can prepare us for the conversations we know we need to have.

Shelly currently is an Education Professor, with a background in Psychology, at Mount Saint Mary’s University–Los Angeles.  

This workshop is open to all who are interested, but registration is full. There is a wait list and people on that list will be notified on Saturday evening by email whether there have been cancellations.  Email admin@uucwi.org to get on wait list.