Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
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Oldemeyer Center 
986 Hilby Ave.
Seaside, CA 93955

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JT Mason 
NCBI Monterey County 

CommUNITY Conversations:

Finding Common Ground  

Disagreement does not have to create insurmountable divides. In order to address racism, homophobia, xenophobia and more, we must learn to listen to others with different opinions and build relationships that generate understanding and enable collaborative problem-solving.

Our world has become polarized by folks with seemingly intractable positions. Too many of us only engage with those that agree with us.  If we are to truly address the difficult issues we face and how our community is impacted by racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia, anti-Semitism, xenophobia,and more,  then we must learn to listen to those with differing opinions and life experiences. Learn to listen respectfully, with curiosity, willing to be vulnerable, to be surprised, and to let go of our assumptions.

CommUNITY Conversations: Finding Our Common Ground will provide a safe yet brave place for up to 60 participants to talk with one another about a variety of  important issues. Disagreement is a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to create insurmountable divides.There is value in learning to speak together honestly and relate to each other with dignity. Participants will build relationships that generate understanding and enable collaborative problem-solving.

Co-sponsors: Whites for Racial Equity (WRE), CSUMB Personal Growth and Counseling Center and CSUMB NCBI Campus Affiliate; MILPA; MIIS Center for Conflict Studies; Rainbow Speakers; Collectivize Monterey County; NAACP Monterey County Branch; ACLU Monterey County. To sign up as a co-sponsor, please contact JT at whitesforracialequity@ gmail.com
Register Now!Childcare provided by Radical Childcare Collective of Families of Color of Monterey Bay. Advance registration required. Please sign up for childcare HERE.

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