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Building our April CoP, we will spend this session exploring the meaning of equality, equity, and justice/liberation and how we might apply each as facilitators both to our work as well as the outcomes reached by the groups we support. In addition to exploring these concepts, we will seek to understand the barriers that exist for people of color in group discussions and how we as facilitators can use Conversational Intelligence to create more psychologically safe spaces to mitigate against these barriers.
Suggested pre-read: Building Trust: The One Skill We Can’t Live Without
Our guiding principles are:
Come open to learning (growth mindset)
Not expert led- hosted by peers with space to learn from all
Create a brave space to focus on race
Share our truth and also listen to others
Start with ourselves = focus on the “inner work”
Treat others with kindness & honesty
Discussion Hosts: Fatima Argun, Constance Hope, Anne-Claire Frank Seisay, and Mae Cooper
ONLINE CoP Discussion REMINDERS
If you register and cannot attend, please cancel to allow someone else to come.
Registration closes at midnight the day before the discussion group.
Registered participants will receive instructions for joining the live session and any additional details 1 day in advance and the morning of the event. Please be sure to look for the link in your email.
MAFN CoP discussions will not be recorded in order to support a safe space for learning.
For registration or membership questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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