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RISD MLK Series: "An Unfinished Conversation", Diversity Conversations in t...

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Tap Room, Memorial Hall

226 Benefit Street

Providence, Rhode Island 02903

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So many times educators are afraid to begin a conversation on diversity issues because they have had a bad experience or feel they will say something wrong or hurtful. This seminar is one of our most exciting and satisfying ones, because it helps everyone practice talking to someone who is different from themselves in a compassionate and honest way. Participants will learn that they are not alone in their fears and though we all lack a “model” of how begin this type of conversation and will probably hurt or anger each other, the most important ingredient is our sincerity and our willingness to learn and understand each other. We will practice sharing with each other through films, small group interactions, role plays, and personal stories. Participants will learn:

  • Noticing the impact and intent of our communications

  • Ways to respond compassionately and openly about diversity issues

  • How to listen mindfully and with awareness

  • Learning how personal stories can affect our perceptions and attitudes

  • Discover ways to create a sense of community through dialogue and stories

  • How to work with conflict and hurt when diversity issues are involved

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Tap Room, Memorial Hall

226 Benefit Street

Providence, Rhode Island 02903

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