Let’s Talk about RaceFebruary 13th, 2013 at 9:12 am by Eva Aguirre Cooper under News, Uncategorized
I was at the Dominican Center for an event by the Partners For a Racism-Free Community. The lunch and learn speaker was Joe Jones and the topic was “Dynamics of Talking about Race.” More than sixty people gathered to listen and contribute to this issue that is often difficult to talk about.
How do you begin to talk about racism? One of the tools discussed was about finding commonalities, shared values that unite rather then divide. Focus on solutions. We all look for opportunities and a sense of community. The discussion was spirited and everyone there seemed to be seeking some kind answer or direction through this tough issue. They spoke about knowing who you are and where we came from to help understand where we need to go. We all have our own story to tell. I walked away with the sense that we need to listen more and try to understand and not be so judgemental. What’s your story?
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