Racial Healing Circles: Exploring Race Matters
Need for Racial Healing
Many times our approach to racial healing is in response to a crisis in community. We are offering a different way of talking about race that is preemptive rather than waiting for the conflict. We aim at building strong relationships capable of holding the important healing dialogues we need around race. This is a gathering of people who are ready to experience the circle process with a focus on racial healing and who are interested in learning how to bring racial conversations to their community.
About Peacemaking Circles
Peacemaking Circles provide the space for transforming relationships. Circles process taps into both ancient practices and modern processes to create trust, intimacy, goodwill, belonging, generosity, mutuality, and reciprocity. Circles intentionally create a sacred space that lifts barriers between people, opening possibilities for connection, collaboration, and mutual understanding. The process is never about changing others, but rather is an invitation to change one’s relationship with oneself, to the community, and to the wider universe.
Saturdays from 1pm-5pm
Final session from session one: Racial Reconciliation (What do we need to move forward?) - January 14, 2017
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We are excited to announce a 5 new sessions of the Racial Healing Circles starting in February 2017. All sessions take place on Saturdays from 12:30pm - 5:30pm in the Seattle area. Session dates and themes are below:
- Getting into the conversation - February 25, 2017
- Unpacking Racila Identity Development - March 8, 2017
- Understanding Privilege - April 15, 2017
- Unconscious Bias - May 27, 2017
- Racial Reconciliation: What do we need to move forward? - June 24, 2017
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For more information contact: Keiko Ozeki at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.328.3020