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Understanding Race Project November Community Conversations

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
12:00 AM
Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Building

In anticipation of the February-May 2013 display of the traveling exhibit RACE: Are we so different?, the U-M Museum of Natural History is offering a continuing series of monthly community conversations to provide an opportunity for learning, sharing, discussion, and planning for larger scale dialogues, community action projects, and/or educational events. At Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Building. See for more information.

Participants will: 1) Create an INDIVIDUAL sustainability plan. What are you willing to do in your home, your place of work, your sphere of influence to improve race relations? and 2) begin a GROUP PLAN. 

Guiding Questions:

What are we, either independently or with others, willing to do so that we have more interactions that contribute to better race relations?
What can we agree needs to happen to improve race relations, even if we have different ways of approaching it?
What are some actions we might encourage community, business, or government organizations to take?
What are we, either independently or with others, willing to do so that people have more frequent and meaningful contact with people from other races?
What organizational structure do we need?
What resources are required?

GOALS: Creation of individual sustainability plans and beginning of a group sustainability plan for 2013 including an organizational structure.