National Speaker and Architect of Transformative Conversations, Dr. David Campt, Presents Talk and Workshop Intensive for Social Justice Allies
Fairlawn, OH, Oct 1, 2019 - Dr. David Campt, nationally renowned dialogue specialist, presents an interactive talk, Connection Trumps Conflict, on Friday, November 15 at 7 pm.; Dismantling Racism One Conversation at a Time, a Workshop Intensive, Saturday, November 16 from 9 am-4:30 pm. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron’s Racial Justice Task Force, both events will be held at the UU Church of Akron, 3300 Morewood Rd., Fairlawn, OH 44333 (across from Summit Mall).
Unprecedented polarization of ideology has permeated our country and our attempts at civilized dialogue. How do we come back together? How do we hold conversations with those we care about but disagree with? How do we keep them from dissolving into rancor, or compromising our own values?
Dr. David Campt, author of the White Ally Toolkit and former advisory board member for President Bill Clinton’s Initiative on Race, provides a practical approach on how to engage in difficult conversations.
With humor and deep insight Connection Trumps Conflict explores strategies for changing attitudes, behavior, and group culture. Talk will be held Friday, November 15 at 7 pm. It is free and open to the public. A suggested donation of $20 at the door is welcome.
Saturday, November 16 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm a workshop intensive, Dismantling Racism One Conversation at a Time, takes the social justice ally step by step through a process designed to expand and enhance the ability to navigate situations that challenge us. Saturday’s workshop intensive is $65 which includes lunch and materials. A sliding scale is offered. For more information and to register visit www.uurjtf.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/383125495930329/.
Social justice groups, faith-based organizations, diversity workers and those that just want to make it through Thanksgiving dinner are encouraged to attend.