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“Let’s Get Uncomfortable” Session: Now 60% More Uncomfortable
August 17, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 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. (Other dates also available from this link.)
Let’s Get Uncomfortable
Racism is everybody’s problem. Yet for too long, many white people have shirked the responsibility of learning about racism and talking about it with their white peers. That has shouldered dismantling racism on communities of color.
It’s past time for white people to do more growing, dismantling, and getting uncomfortable, together and apart. We want to help. We’ve created three kinds of facilitated group experiences to discuss racism and anti-racism, and to practice what we can do (right now, today) to develop ally-ship skills.
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.
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.