All Welcome Here Community Discussion Series
“How do we start talking about race? Creating welcoming communities.”
All Welcome Here is excited to offer a dynamic community discussion series this year – “How do we start talking about race? Creating welcoming communities.” These down-to-earth discussions will guide participants through education, personal experiences and wonderings.
The series launches on March 21st at 6:00 pm at Macaulay Church Museum to celebrate the International Day to Eliminate Racism (United Nations).
“As we’ve been doing anti-racism and community work, we’ve learned that many here would like a deeper understanding about racism, but they’re often uncomfortable talking about it,” said All Welcome Here’s Founder, Judith Burfoot. This provided the spark for All Welcome Here to put together a year-long series of conversations taking place across the County.
The following topics will be the anchors for the conversations:
- March – Asking uncomfortable questions: How do we start talking about race?
- April – Working on myself: Unlearning and personal reflection.
- May – Standing strong for my neighbours: Bystander intervention.
- June – Working on Reconciliation: Indigeneity and Reconciliation.
- September – How do I talk to my kids?: Raising socially conscious children of all ages.
- October – Being BIPOC in the County: Uniting across cultures. (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour guests only)
- November – Have you ever thought about what it means to be white?: Unpacking whiteness. (White guests only)
- November – Courageous Conversations: Having anti-racist conversations with family members/friends.
“We want to provide a space for people to ask questions that might feel uncomfortable and to discuss anti-racist topics that they have seen in the news or want to learn more about,” said Jessica Lindsay-Sonkin, AWH’s Education Lead. “As a teacher, I know how incredibly important it is to have safe educational opportunities to learn and challenge ourselves.”
All Welcome Here will offer a safe and supportive space where people can ask uncomfortable questions, learn more about anti-racism and develop concrete tools to make the County a more welcoming community for all of us.
All meeting spaces are accessible. Suggested donation is $45 but please pay what you can, including $0! Light refreshments provided and childcare available upon request. Seating is limited so please be sure to register in advance.
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