Bold Conversations About Equity
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Through Courageous Conversation, educators attempt to break down racial tensions and ignorance that hobble our progress as a school system. By engaging in this dialogue, those who possess the knowledge get the opportunity to share it, and those who do not have the knowledge learn and grow from the experience. Participants will be involved in engaging activities and conversations to push their thinking, review, and commit personally to the Four Agreements of Courageous Conversation:
1. Stay Engaged
2. Experience discomfort
3. Speak Your Truth
4. Expect and accept non-closure
We will observe conversations from individuals of different ethnicities discussing the topic of race and observing how the Four Agreements were exemplified. We will examine the Racial Consciousness Flow Chart. And move from “I don’t know” through the different stages until we reach “I know, I know”. This is the process to ensure that we live more authentically within our own racial experience and deal more honestly with the racialized existence of others.