The goals of the training are twofold: 1) To support Stoneham Reads facilitators to effectively lead book discussion groups on topics of race and racism, and 2) To provide an opportunity for other community leaders who would like to participate as a means to develop community-wide capacity across organizations to engage in and sustain conversations on racial equity.
The content will include:
1. Introduction to hosting conversations on race/racism. 2. Facilitation - what is involved, the pedagogy and practice of facilitation including how it is both different from and similar to teaching, and how to deal with strong emotions that arise during discussions. 3. Learn more about systemic racism and how to become comfortable with being uncomfortable.
This will be a shared learning lab experience and will take place in two virtual sessions (via Zoom), totaling seven hours on:
Saturday, March 13, 2021, 9:00-12:30pm Saturday, March 20, 2021, 9:00-12:30pm
To be eligible to apply you must be 1) a facilitator in the Stoneham Reads program or 2) represent a business, organization, or town entity located in Stoneham. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Space is limited and participants will be expected to attend the full training.
Find out more about the training and access the application click here.
If you have any questions, please contact Judy Bousquin or Martha Oesch, co-facilitators, Stoneham Reads at email@example.com. In the subject line, please note “Application for Training in Facilitating Conversations Across Race and Intersectionality .”