Social Equity Workshop | Lee Mun Wah | MLK Series 2017–18
"An Unfinished Conversation: Diversity Conversations in the Classroom"| Faculty & Staff Workshop
So many times educators are afraid to begin a conversation on diversity issues because they have had a bad experience or feel they will say something wrong or hurtful. This seminar is one of our most exciting and satisfying, because it helps everyone practice talking to someone who is different from themselves in a compassionate and honest way. Participants will learn that they are not alone in their fears and though we all lack a “model” of how begin this type of conversation and will probably hurt or anger each other, the most important ingredient is our sincerity and our willingness to learn and understand each other. We will practice sharing with each other through films, small group interactions, role plays, and personal stories. Participants will learn to notice the impact and intent of their communications, to respond compassionately and openly about diversity issues, to listen mindfully and with awareness, to understand how personal stories can affect our perceptions and attitudes, to discover ways to create a sense of community through dialogue and stories, and to work with conflict and hurt when diversity issues are involved.
*Limited Seating/Please RSVP
Wednesday, October 18 at 8:30am to 11:30am
226 Benefit Street, Providence, RI