Just my semi-annual PSA that my anti-racism work extends far beyond this site. In addition to serving as the executive director of one of the longest continuously running anti-racism organizations in the country, I also offer other services for deepening your anti-racism praxis.
This past fall, I started offering anti-racism coaching sessions. This is a one-hour Zoom session or call where we discuss current issues that you may be facing in your personal or professional anti-racism work. My work is to serve as a sounding board and resource to help you both deepen your work and navigate the thorny and messy issues that often arise in our practices. I work with clients on both an as-needed and ongoing basis. The cost per session is $125. Email email@example.com to book a session.
If you want to bring me to your group or organization, consider the following options:
Authentic Dialogues: Talking About Racism and Moving to Action
This interactive session is designed to look critically at racism in our communities and our nation by examining the roots of white supremacy and how the past impacts our present. A key goal will be teaching, sharing, and learning practical tools for working in our own communities to combat racism and to start conversations on addressing racism and difference in predominantly white spaces. This session is a mixture of lecture and small-group work, which will allow participants to deepen their knowledge of racism, examine their own biases, and learn techniques for starting conversations on racism and how to be an effective ally. Prices vary based on location and organizational budget. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a session
Tell Me the Truth: Exploring the Heart of Cross-Racial Conversations
How can we speak openly and honestly in cross-racial conversations? What would such a conversation even look like? Shay Stewart-Bouley (Black) and Debby Irving (white) show us as they share racism’s impact on their lives and how cross-racial conversation has been instrumental in their own understanding of 21st century racial dynamics. Shay and Debby will explore the common fears and pitfalls of cross-racial conversation that keep people isolated in their own racial groups, at the expense of personal, professional, and societal growth. They’ll also help audience members understand how interpersonal social patterns hinder organizations from living up to their own ideals for diversity. No two conversations are alike as they step on stage with no agenda. Finally, Shay and Debby will offer suggestions to create racial justice habits that can move us from isolated events to sustainable connections.
Remaining Winter 2020 Dates for Tell Me the Truth
- Monday ~ February 3 ~ anytime
- Tuesday ~ February 4 ~ anytime
- Sunday ~ February 23 ~ anytime
- Black Heritage Trail ~ Portsmouth, NH
- Harvard University Health Services ~ Cambridge, MA
- Colby College ~ Waterville, Maine
- Central Square Theater ~ Cambridge, MA
- Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry ~ Roxbury, MA
- Marblehead Racial Justice Committee ~ Marblehead, MA
- SURJ Southern Maine/Seacoast ~ Kittery, ME
- University of Maine ~Orono, ME
- University of Maine ~ Bangor, ME
- University of Maine ~ Augusta, ME
- Nevins Library ~ Methuen, MA
- Natick Coalition for Change ~ Natick, MA
- American Civil Liberties Union ~ Portland, ME
- Bar Harbor Maine YWCA ~ Bar Harbor, ME
- Families Organizing for Racial Justice ~ Newton, MA
- Seattle Equity Summit ~ Seattle, WA
- Friends School of Portland ~ Portland, ME
- Highline Public Schools ~ Seattle, WA
Contact email@example.com for more information or to book a date
* travel may be extra if location greater than 80 miles from Boston or Portland, ME
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