What Stands Between Us: Understanding Race and Racism in America

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/15/2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location
Utica Public Library

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The purpose of this forum is to raise our awareness about the impact racism has in our lives – even when we may not be aware of it. The presenter will create an atmosphere that will allow all participants to share their experiences and concerns about racism in America. This workshop will afford the participants an opportunity to have an authentic conversation; one that is intended to be enriching and insightful. There will also be opportunities to offer solutions for a better community. One of the primary purposes of this workshop is to heighten our awareness as to how present racism is in the workplace and other areas of our life, even when we may not notice. Many people have not been offered the opportunity to have an honest dialogue about race relations. This is that opportunity.

What are your experiences given the racial identity that you hold?  What stands between us? Although many would say that race relations have gotten better in America, what are the unresolved issues that keep us disconnected? One of the best things we can do for starters is begin to have honest conversations. It’s often what we don’t talk about that produces polarization.

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