Brave Conversations: Understanding Racism

Mara Gottlieb, PhD, LMSW
President of Talking Changes, LLC

June 8th, 7-8:30 PM
Zoom Videoconference

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing will change until it is faced.” – James Baldwin
“If not now, when?” Hillel the Elder

There is no better time than the present to understand racism and its toxic effects on all of us,
regardless of our skin color. But we cannot confront what we don’t know how to discuss, or
educate with information we don’t have. This honest, informative training provides the
knowledge, language, and tools to boldly and productively address issues of race, racism,
and skin color privilege. In a respectful, safe environment, we will have brave conversations
about the socially-constructed meanings of skin color and race, and the resulting impact of
racism in the United States. Finally, and most importantly, we will work together to find
solutions that will empower us to debunk and dismantle structural and individual racism in our
communities and within ourselves.

This Zoom session is open to all community members ages 14 and older. You are welcome to
attend as a family or individually.

*Trainer’s note: I am a white-European woman who cannot and does not speak for people of color. This
training is targeted (but not limited) to other white-Europeans who want a deeper understanding of race and
racism without asking our friends or colleagues of color to educate us.

This program is co-sponsored with New Canaan Library.