This special three-part learning series on racism and racial equity is open to all Many Hands members, including members during 2020-21, and will be led by Brianna Boggs and Cheryl Harris.
Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all three sessions. You will receive a link to the first session once your registration is approved. Links for November 4 and December 2 will be emailed to all registrants a week before each session.
Thursday, October 28, 7:00 - 8:30 pm - Foundations
The way race plays out in our work and communities isn’t just a modern phenomenon. Its deep roots are in our national history and in the messages we’ve received all our lives about the meaning of race. In this first session, we’ll start with our heads - exploring those early messages and building a foundation for our series with history, core concepts, and shared definitions.
Thursday, November 4, 7:00 - 8:30 pm - Boldly Leading
How do we disrupt old, harmful patterns in ourselves, our relationships, and our organizations? The key is in understanding the kind of challenge we face. Our willingness to build new skills and new ways of thinking to meet the challenge will make or break us. In our second session, we’ll engage both heart and hands as we explore implicit bias, inquiry, advocacy, and adaptive and inclusive leadership skills.
Thursday, December 2, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - The Way Forward
How will you carry forward your inspired ideas and commitments? We each have an important role to play, and so in our last session, we’ll focus on our hands - the way we carry our values into the world. We’ll identify allies, accountability partners, and helpful tools and resources, then create a personal action plan that motivates and sustains you.