Now 60% Uncomfortable”; a Space to Talk About Race and Being Anti-Racist, August 19, 6:30-8 PM
“How to be a Better Ally” with Duck Washington, Wednesday August 26, 6-8 PM,
All on Zoom (online)
All events are limited to 25 participants AND Registration is Required
Led by Danger Boat Productions; co-hosted and funded by KFNA and LNA. More info and registration here.
All donations by attendees are dedicated to Danger Boat’s Productions fund for BIPOC performing artists to develop new work; please donate generously upon registration to keep this work going and support ongoing, deeper conversations with artists of color.
Looking for a place to start talking about race and being anti-racist? Join us at any of the above events for a welcoming space to talk about race and what it means to put being anti-racist into practice. Racism is everybody’s problem. For too long, the responsibility to understand and dismantle racism has fallen on communities of color. As white people, we may have recognized the world is stacked unfairly against our BIPOC friends, but then we asked them to do all the education, footwork and problem solving on it.
A Place to Start is a facilitated space to get people (particularly white people) to talk about racism, its consequences, and how we all share the responsibility to do the work for change.
Now 60% More Uncomfortable dives deeper into exploring racism and being anti-racist. Having attended a previous “Let’s Get Uncomfortable” session is not required to sign up, but attendees should be prepared to talk openly about their own past shortcomings on race, reflect on the ways they benefit from a white-centered society, and what sacrifices or changes they are willing to make to address these issues.
How To Be A Better Ally is a two-hour training that combines facilitated lecture, interactive group work and team role play. Participants gain tools to identify the racism they see in their communities, to better understand the traits and tactics of a constructive ally, and to practice promoting safe environments for all.
These conversations are financially supported by the neighborhood associations of Kingfield and Lyndale. Please also donate generously to keep this work going and support ongoing, deeper conversations with artists of color, as detailed above.