Posts Tagged ‘dialogue’

Rainbow Families Facilitating Four-Part Discussion of Racism and White Privilege

It is hosted by Rainbow Families, but it looks like the gay part doesn’t come in until the end.

This is a topic that people are typically very afraid to discuss. Partly because younger folks tend to think it’s not really a problem. Partly because we’re afraid to offend someone. Partly because we just don’t know how to talk about it. So if you’re at all interested in the topic, I strongly recommend giving it a whirl.

Critical Dialogues: An Examination of Racism and White Privilege in Our Community and Our Families

A four-part training and discussion series addressing issues of racism and white privilege in our community, and in our organization. Each session builds on the other so you must be able to attend all four sessions to participate.

Part One – Monday, September 15, 2008, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
View Jamie Washington’s keynote address from the 11th Annual Rainbow Families Conference in 2006, and critically examine dominant/subordinate group issues in terms of our identities as we commence to challenge racism.

Part Two – Monday, October 6, 2008, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Join in a discussion of three short articles addressing issues of racism and white privilege, along with a brief training segment. Address how these issues impact our lives, our community, and Rainbow Families.

Part Three – Monday, November 3, 2008, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
A facilitated discussion on how to talk to kids about racism and white privilege.

Part Four – Monday, December 1, 2008, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
A final meeting to discuss how we can apply what we have learned to our own lives, to Rainbow Families, and to the LBGTQ community as a whole. This session is very applied and engaging, so feel free to bring example or scenarios that you would like to share regarding these issues.

RSVP: If you are interested in this FREE four part series, please contact Abby at or 651-644-4848 x200 with your name, email address and/or phone number.

Location: Rainbow Families office, Griggs Midway Building, 1821 W University Avenue, #109, Saint Paul, MN 55104

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