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MOVE THE "RACE" CONVERSATION FORWARD

It's TIME as a community we learn to have the difficult conversation about RACE so we can move forward towards the issues that matter in making our workplaces, classrooms and communities INCLUSIVE spaces that value ALL people.

The first step is to educate yourself. You can't keep saying you don't know what to do!

The People's Gathering: A Revolution of Consciousness 

will be that SUPPORTIVE environment to help you get started. 

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS AND CLOCK HOURS AVAILABLE!


REGISTER TODAY!

SCHEDULE OF THE DAY

PROFESSIONAL SCHEDULE

7:OOa

Registration Opens - Continental Breakfast

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8:00a - 8:30a

Opening - Welcome

Emcee:  Jewel Diamond Taylor

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8:30a - 9:30a

Session 1 - Presentation

Coming to Grips with Racism & History

Most of us don’t learn much about the history of racism in formal settings. This is a major problem, if our goal is to reduce racism in our own lifetimes. What kinds of questions must we ask about the past to inform our actions today? We’ll take a tour through the 400 years of racism in the U.S. to frame some key ways to rethink our current relationship to the legacies of that long history. Nothing to memorize, no quizzes, just some challenging ways to face the past with honesty and courage!

Presenter: Dr. Beth Kraig, Professor of History at PLU

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9:30a - 9:45a

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9:45a - 10:45a

Session 2 - Presentation

Moving the RACE Conversation Forward

Participants will learn and practice two concepts -

Open Space Technology and Strategic Questioning 

as tools to use for engaging in hard conversations. 

Presenter(s): Dr. Amanda Feller, Associate Professor of Communication at PLU Melannie Denise Cunningham, Director of Multicultural Outreach & Engagement at PLU

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10:45a - 11:00a

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11:00a - NOON

Session 3 - DIALOGUE

Race Dialogue & Knowledge Communities

This is dedicated time for dialogue around core issues and concerns that exist within specific race based groups. The discussion is led by an educator/facilitator who will help participants peel away the layers of “stuff” and sometimes “messiness” that rises up out of these hard conversations and offer insight to name what “is” and ideas for individual and collective action

Dialogue Facilitators:

Mixed Race:  Dr. Eddah Mutau

People of Color: Dr. John Scott

White: Dr. Robin DiAngelo

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NOON - 1:30p

Session 4 - Lunch & Presentation

A REVOLUTION OF CONSCIOUSNESS: REDEFINE THE GAME!

Dr. Randal Pinkett

Successful entrepreneur, speaker, author, scholar and all around great person - Dr. Pinkett will bring straight talk and strategies 

to help us move forward beyond the divisive and hateful rhetoric 

we have endured as a community these past several months 

and walk into our destiny of greatness. 

 Get ready to be motivated and inspired!

Emcee:  Jewel Diamond Taylor

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1:30p - 1:45p

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1:45p - 2:45p

Session 5 - Dialogue

Race Dialogue & Knowledge Communities

Continue the work. What is the VISION FOR CHANGE? What individual work must be done? What will we do with others in our classrooms, workplaces and communities to make a difference?  

Dialogue Facilitators:

Mixed Race: Dr. Eddah Mutau

People of Color: Dr. John Scott

White: Dr. Robin DiAngelo

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2:45p - 3:00p

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3:00p - 4:00p

Session 6 - Collective Dialogue

BRING IT ON IN!

A time to listen, reflect and commit. We will hear from each of the dialogue groups on their major take away(s) from the days discussion and we will identify common themes and opportunities for collective action 

in classrooms, workspaces, and communities.

Presenter(s):  Dr. Eddah Mutau, Dr. John Scott, Dr. Robin DiAngelo, 

Dr. Amanda Feller

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4:00p - 4:30p

Wrap up

Emcee:  Jewel Diamond Taylor

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4:30p - 5:30p

             Cultural Networking Social -(optional) 

This is a dedicated time to "process" the learning of the day, make new friends and create your own knowledge community!

Hors d’oeuvres provided.  Beer & Wine for purchase.      



CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS AND CLOCK HOURS AVAILABLE

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SCHEDULE

7:OOa

Registration Opens - Continental Breakfast

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8:00a - 8:30a

Opening - Welcome

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8:30a - 9:20a

Session 1 - Presentation

Theater of the Oppressed: Practicing for the Revolution!

Presenter: John Scott, MA, PhD (c)

In this session participants will be invited to interactively and creatively explore what revolution and change looks like. Students will gain skills in utilizing theater as both a social change agent and leadership tool. By using Theater of the Oppressed techniques (Augusto Boal), as a community of leaders, we will indentify, analyze, and embody the change we wish to see in this world.

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9:20a - 9:30a

BREAK

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9:30a - 10:20a

Session 2 - Presentation

A REVOLUTION OF CONSCIOUSNESS: REDEFINE THE GAME!

Presenter:  Dr. Randal Pinkett

Dr. Pinkett holds five academic degrees including the following: 

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, that he completed with a 3.9 GPA while serving as President of MEET, the Rutgers Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and Captain of the Rutgers University Varsity Men's Track and Field team competing as a high jumper and long jumper; Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Computer Science from Oxford University, England as a Rhodes Scholar; Master of Science (S.M.) in Electrical Engineering from the MIT School of Engineering and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the MIT Sloan School of Management as a participant in the MIT Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) Program; and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the MIT Media Laboratory. Most notably, Dr. Pinkett made history as the first African-American ever to receive a Rhodes Scholarship at Rutgers University. 


In this presentation he will share his testimony regarding his educational journey, the ups and downs of it all and also inspire and motivate students to realize that greatness comes from within.

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10:20a - 10:30a

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10:30a - 11:20a

Session 3 - WORKSHOP

MICROAGRESSIONS & STEREOTYPE THREAT: A PRIMER

Students will learn the definitions of microaggressions and stereotype threat and provided examples of how to recognize them. They will also practice how to respond appropriately.

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11:30a - NOON

LUNCH

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12:15p - 1:05p

Session 4 - WORKSHOP

REAL TALK

Panel of racially diverse college students sharing their testimonies and experiences related to race on campus and how they navigate predominately white environments. They will discuss how the lack of faculty diversity in the classroom impacts their learning and sense of belonging.

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1:05p - 1:15p

BREAK

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1:15p - 2:30p

Session 5 - Dialogue

SURVIVAL SKILLS & WRAP UP

Facilitated dialogue on the need for social skills but also SURVIVAL skills to succeed and lead in life. Discussion will center around taking responsibility for behavior. To not do anything intentional to bring harm to themselves or their family and to commit to education as their tactic for survival.

Certificates of Completion

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