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Navigating Racialized Conflict

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
9:00am – 10:15am


In this session we emphasize ways to create and sustain a community in an ongoing group such as a class, team, or other work space, in order to build a foundation for courageous conversations on race. We will review examples of racial microaggressions, as well as suggested interventions to facilitate a discussion of how such interactions impact functioning in a group and in a broader social context. We will offer ideas for navigating racialized conflict with the goal of building confidence and awareness to create space for dialogue and ultimately collective liberation. This workshop is followed by “Deepening the Conversation: Somatic and reflective practice and the antiracist educator” at 11:00 a.m., which is centered on selected readings by Resmaa Menakem, Derald Wing Sue, Ibram X. Kendi, Sebene Selassie, and others. Participants are encouraged to register for both the workshop and the related conversation, but it is not a requirement. Topics that will be explored in both sessions include: ● handling breaches of norms ● understanding impact, incl. microaggressions ● what to expect and how to prepare ● interpreting silence ● the role of community building Register –


Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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