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Series Cancelled….On Race and Racism: Going to the Core
A Workshop for People of Color
March 28, 2020 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Have you been frustrated by the current divisiveness and polarization around racial issues in the United States? Do you want to understand what is at the core of racist rhetoric and behavior? Are you interested in the issue of homophobia in communities of color?
We’d like to invite you to a three-part series in which those and other related issues will be discussed. The facilitator, Lauren N. Nile, who is African American, has requested that the course be open to only those who identify as a person of color. She believes that affinity groups of those who identify as people of color provide the safe, non-judgmental environment necessary to dialog about issues of race and racism in American society-at-large, and homophobia in communities of color.
The goal of the series is twofold:
- To offer information on the very core of race and racism; and,
- To provide a safe environment in which people of color of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions may dialogue in a safe, non-judgmental environment about racism and homophobia in communities of color. It is hoped that in the process, participants may increase awareness of whatever personal unconscious biases they may hold about both their own and other marginalized groups.
The race and racism issues presented in the session focus on the experience of several groups in the United States, Native Americans, Latinx Americans, Asian Americans, African Americans, and Muslim Americans. They are examined through presentations, group dialogue, journal writing, personal sharing, and meditation.
Lauren facilitated an “On Race and Racism: Going to the Core” session in October, 2019, for European Americans. The hope is that the group of People of Color, and the group of European Americans that have completed the session will come together sometime in the Spring of 2020 to dialogue about their respective experiences in the course and its impact on them.
Please click on the link below to find out more and to register for this important session.
Cost: The registration fee for this event is $75. This fee does not fully cover the cost of the three sessions. A dana (voluntary donations) may be made at the event, and we encourage you to offer as much support of generosity as you are able. Please know that our policy is that no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. You may contact the event coordinator if you need a full scholarship.
Lauren N. Nile is an author, trainer, keynote speaker and retired attorney. She is the author of RACE: My Story & Humanity’s Bottom Line. Since 1990, Lauren has conducted workshops for nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, governmental agencies and Fortune 500 corporations that focus on creating environments in which understanding and kindness are valued regardless of demographic differences.
Lauren focuses her community-based trainings on one topic – The oneness of humanity. The goal of her work is to help the human species mature beyond bigotry and violence through the understanding of our profound human oneness. She believes that wisdom and compassion result from that understanding. Lauren is deeply committed to help all people see the Divine in themselves and themselves in each other.