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Community Conversation: In It For the Long Haul: Nurturing and Sustaining the Work for Racial Justice over Time

Saturday, June 8, 2013
12:00 AM
United Way of Washtenaw County 2305 Platt Road, Ann Arbor

What does it take to nurture and sustain work for racial justice over time?  What are the costs, benefits, detours and possibilities if I choose to do this work for the long haul, if I identify as a person of color, or if I identify as a white person?  And is dialogue enough, or is there more that is needed to build welcoming and inclusive environments in which all are affirmed and have the opportunity to succeed?  How does privilege inform our responses to these questions?  Through a series of interactive activities and guided dialogues, participants in this session will explore these and other issues as we continue to move through the complex and life giving work of racial justice at the personal, interpersonal, institutional and cultural levels.

Co-facilitated by: Dionardo Pizaña and Aaron Wilson-Ahlstrom of Allies for Change.

Refreshments will be served.


Community Conversations are offered as part of the Understanding Race Project, an audience engagement effort launched in support of the Race: Are we so different? exhibit at the U-M Museum of Natural History from February 9-May 27, 2013.


Building on the 2012 series, the 2013 Community Conversations series focues on issues of systemic racism, complexities of racial justice, and moving ahead of the “new racism.”  Visit for more information.


The Understanding Race Project’s Community Conversations are made possible by support from the National Center for Institutional Diversity