Sat, Apr 20|
Mitigating Racism & Building Community
Time & Location
Apr 20, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM MST
About the event
Together, we will Build Bridges toward greater Unity, toward the Beloved Community. This group provides a brave place for our online community to understand the consequences of racism and our personal biases through deep listening and sharing. We will support each other to take actions, small and large, to heal ourselves and our communities from generations of trauma caused by racism. We will build trust, have respectful conversations where everyone can speak their truth without being attacked, and provide a language to discuss racism. We ask everyone to have an open mind and be willing to change. We will have Empathy Staff and Calming Rooms, as needed. Each session will have education about racism and ways to build community. Everyone who registers will need to agree to a set of Group Guidelines and commit to attending at least 4 consecutive sessions. We are all in this together.
1. Gain skills in deep listening and respectful communication.
2. Gain an understanding of ways to mitigate racism.
3. Learn and practice ways of building community with all people.
4 Saturdays in 2024: 4/20, 5/18, 6/15, 7/20. All sessions are from 12:00pm – 2:30pm AZ MST/PT
Plus 4 hours of individual self-study and reflection on your own, in between the sessions.
Hassan Clement is a member of the Nonviolence Legacy Program and a community activist with the Amphi Neighborhood Association for tenant rights.
Annalisa Eustace, PhD Candidate, MAR, MSc., is a certified biblical counselor and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Therapist.
Mark A. Klym, MPA is a co-founder and facilitator of the Phoenix Peace Builders which helps communities heal from generations of trauma with Nonviolence Education and Action.
Frank Thompson is a veteran, a member of Common Defense, a member of the AZ Poor People’s Campaign, and a member of the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson.
ShaRon Rea, #nojudgmentjustloveworld, is founder of a movement that urges us to change our way of thinking and behaving towards other people to experience more peace and love.
Greg Olszta is a member of the Poor People's Campaign, elevating low-income people, seeking to abolish poverty, racism, militarism, environmental devastation, and the false narratives of Christian nationalism.
This event is offered on a gift economy basis where everyone is welcome regardless of financial status. During the training, the facilitators will explain gift economics and share the cost of producing the course. No fee is required, but donations are gratefully accepted. Some people can donate, some cannot, some raise the funds. Donate here: https://phoenixpeacebuilders.org/donate
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