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Monday, March 13 • 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Alexis Upshaw: Courageous Conversations About Race: Where Do We Start?

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We will get comfortable being uncomfortable and explore tools and strategies to begin having conversations about race with family, friends, colleagues, and students.  
Tentative agenda:
I. Welcome
II. What Brings You Here?
III. Protocol a. Agreements-Challenges b. Compass-Check In
IV. Breakout sessions
V. Racial Autobiography
VI. Closing The goals include: Self reflection, establishing parameters for courageous conversations, and the ability to understand the impact of empathy on the success of the conversations.
I will use this below as a tool for engagement:
CCAR Protocol Four Agreements
• Staying engaged
• Experience discomfort
• Speak your truth
•Expect and accept non-closure Six Conditions
1.Focus on personal, local and immediate
2.Isolate race
3.Normalize social construction & multiple perspectives
4.Monitor agreements, conditions and establish parameters
5.Use a “working definition” for race
6.Examine the presence and role of “Whiteness” Participants will walk away with the protocol and agreements in order to begin facilitating these courageous conversations with colleagues, friends, family and even students.

Monday March 13, 2023 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT