Join us and the Women’s March Miami as we realize the importance of recognizing each person’s level of awareness when it comes to race. Dismantling bias is crucial and we have to learn in own way and time.
Last month we created a SAFE SPACE to have productive discussions about racism and privilege utilizing a tried and tested set of tools to help us identify our privilege, and any bias we may have learned through our families, society, and education. We would like to repeat this very successful workshop for those who could not attend for folks that are interested in engaging in our 2018 Race Talk Series. We also urge those that attended the last Race Talk in October to join us once again as of course each discussion is different based on the stories and perspectives of the participants.
This workshop is for anyone struggling with awareness of his/her own privilege or those newly “woke” that need help and camaraderie in figuring out how to apply their recognition of privilege effectively. We welcome differing ideas, as long as they are expressed respectfully. Our Women’s March Miami Racial Justice leader who is trained in implicit bias and racial justice issues will guide the discussion. Additional facilitators may be announced as we get closer to the event.
This workshop will be much more effective if you read at least one of the suggested materials. As a start, please read White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack - and even more preferable, if you have time, Waking Up White.
This meeting shall serve as a base of a series of Race/BiasTalks that allow us to grow together and learn from one another.
We invite you to bring a snack/dish to share that represents your cultural background.
We will meet in the Meeting Room.
Parking is available in the parking lot of the Meeting Room as well as the side street just west of the building.
Facilitator Lily Medina, originally born in Chicago to the parents of Colombian immigrants, earned her Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from FIU in 2011, Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago in 1997, and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana in 1995. She is presently working as the Director of Counseling at St. Thomas Episcopal School in Coral Gables. Prior to St. Thomas, she was the Florida Education Director for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), implementing anti-bias education programs in schools throughout the state of Florida through the A World of Difference Institute®. She has worked as a counselor in schools in Atlanta, Amsterdam, Chicago, and Miami. Her certifications include School Leadership and School Counseling PreK-12, as well as Diversity/Cultural Competency Trainer internationally through the National Multicultural Institute and ADL’s A World of Difference Institute®.