Thank you for your commitment to facilitate conversations at this year’s It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race™ Youth Edition. We are grateful for your dedication and passion for racial justice and this amazing event. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be hosting It’s Time to Talk virtually this year. Moving to a virtual format will impact how we facilitate, and we have developed this webpage to include all the information you’ll need to adapt to the changes.
It is vital that you read through the information included below and any email communications prior to the event. Please note, this information is strictly for those registered to facilitate at the event — we ask that it isn’t shared or forwarded to others. If you have any questions, please contact Deqa Sayid at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Hosting facilitated dialogues virtually is new for all of us. The biggest change is how we get you the packets with the tools you need for facilitation. Below you will find both the conversation guidelines and the questions.
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“Due to the often volatile nature of the subject of race, it’s critically important to establish a framework where people can enter into that uncomfortable space and be free to speak their truth without judgment. This training offered me tools to do that in a more thoughtful and systematic way.”
– Nichole S.
"Race is a hard thing to look at, let alone talk about, and while I seem to talk about it quite a bit, I wanted to learn better ways to have the conversation."
– Asha S.
"The people I meet in the circle groups give me hope that someday we will make it to the finish line."
– Jack O.
"I am striving to be a better listener, and being a facilitator continues to reinforce within me the tremendous power of creating a safe, open space for dialogue."
– Anesh P.
"Circle gives everyone an opportunity to speak, to listen, and to feel safe while doing both."
– Crixell S.