Monday, June 5th 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Say the Wrong Thing: How to Keep Your Cool and Connect when Having Difficult Conversations about Race
Have you ever felt immobilized by a racist comment?
Have you ever lost your cool when talking about race?
Do you feel like you are pulling away from family members and friends because you don’t agree with their perspectives on race?
Do you wish you could say something that reflects your values in the moment?
If you answered yes to any of these questions this session is for you.
Amanda Kemp is the author of Say the Wrong Thing: Stories and Strategies of Racial Justice and Authentic Community. A Visiting Scholar in Africana Studies, she has led many workshops and trainings on racial justice, inclusion and equity. Her H.E.A.R.T. System for Racial Justice and Mindful Living has helped people have productive conversations, uncover their blindspots, and keep their cool whether they are with family members or in the workplace.