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RACE & POLITICS - Having Difficult Conversations with Family About Race, Racism and Politics

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk, Rooms 107 & 110

JOIN US FOR THE FIRST EVENT of the Andrea Mitchell Center's Race and Politics Series with BGAPSA, hosted by BGAPSA and Students Confronting Racism and White Privilege (SCRWP). “Having Difficult Conversations with Family About Race, Racism and Politics” is a dinner and discussion where attendees will break into groups based on racial affinity to discuss separately the barriers to addressing race-related issues with family and overcoming complicity. Then the group with come together as a whole to address the unique dynamics surrounding issues of race and politics. The evening will conclude with a debrief on conversational dynamics in multi-racial spaces.

Our aim is to cultivate an environment of mutual respect and honesty at this event, where each person is willing to challenge the racism both within themselves and expressed by others. We will provide refreshments and facilitated discussion.