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2100 Washington Boulevard

Stambaugh Human Services Center (Sequoia 1)

Lower Level Auditorium

Arlington, VA 22204

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Community Conversation: Let’s Talk About Race

The Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth & Families is convening an intergenerational conversation on race and racism called “Let’s Talk about Race.” Our goal is to create positive change in Arlington through open, facilitated dialogue focusing on increased awareness of self and others in the context of present and past racial realities.

The five-part series will support conversation among participants who will work in the same groups of 10-12 persons with dedicated co-facilitators assigned to each group. Each session seeks to build a framework for discussion and will incorporate activities and materials to enhance dialogue. The series will address the following topics:

  • An historical understanding of racism through an examination of federal housing policies and the creation of the suburbs;
  • White advantage: race as a social construct and socialization to race;
  • What it means to be a person of color in a white society: racial microaggressions and cultural appropriation;
  • Black Lives Matter and other political movements for change; and
  • Race and education: minority achievement and achievement gaps.

Event Details:

  • The first session will be held on October 26, 2016, at Stambaugh Human Services Building, 2100 Washington Boulevard, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.;
  • The remaining sessions will be held on November 16, January 11, February 15, and March 29 (locations TBD) from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.;
  • Attendees are asked to commit to all five sessions so that we can better understand the issues of race and racism through safe, healthy, and supported dialogue; and
  • Registration is FREE, but space is limited, register today.

The Partnership is pleased to be working with the organizers of Challenging Racism: Through Stories and Conversations to design and facilitate this Community Conversation. For more information on Challenging Racism, please visit www.challengingracism.org.

Sponsored by Arlington County Dept. of Human Services, Child and Family Services Division, Arlington Public Schools, Arlington Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Services Unit, and the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families Foundation.

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2100 Washington Boulevard

Stambaugh Human Services Center (Sequoia 1)

Lower Level Auditorium

Arlington, VA 22204

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Sponsored by SPAN, a regional coalition of the Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax-falls Church, Loudoun, and Prince William Community Services Boards (CSBs) and other groups in Northern Virginia, all working together to raise awareness and share resources to prevent suicide.


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