Daring Discussions
Thursday, August 24, 2017
8:00 pm EST

 

 

Join Women’s March and partners for a webinar training on leading one-on-one conversations aimed at connecting with people in our communities- friends, family, co-workers - to begin to dismantle white supremacist messages and beliefs. On the call, we'll share tips and ideas for hosting a Community Potluck to prepare for our Daring Discussions and build a community to support each other in engaging others in this moment. Register even if you can't make the call. We'll send a recording and action steps.

The violence in Charlottesville, as well as the appearance of a number of planned rallies by a dangerous coalition of white extremists, has been incredibly traumatizing, mentally and emotionally, for people of color, Jews, women, immigrants, LGBTQIA people and all who are targets. In this moment, we are called to act to protect each other by challenging the ways that bias shows up in our families, workplaces and communities.

The Daring Discussions webinar is open to everyone, but recognizing the emotional labor that black people especially black women must perform on a daily basis, white people and non-Black women of color who observe anti-blackness operating within their families and communities are especially encouraged to participate.

Many people are struggling with where to begin when challenging racism and bigotry within our families, workplaces and communities. Sharing skills for navigating confrontation, defusing defensiveness and finding common ground in shared values, Daring Discussions is about embracing discomfort and having truly important conversations.

hosted by

Carmen Perez
national co-chair of Women’s March and Executive Director of The Gathering for Justice

Cassady Fendlay
Women’s March head of Communications

Dara Silverman
anti-racist trainer and Director of PowerLabs