Author: Hollins Caprice
Brand: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Number Of Pages: 192
Details: Product Description
Facilitating conversations about race often involves tension, as both the facilitators and participants bring emotional experiences and their deeply held values and beliefs into the room.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Strategies for Facilitating Conversations on Race guides facilitators through a process of becoming comfortable with the discomfort in leading conversations about racism, privilege and power.
This book walks you through the important steps to create a foundation where participants feel brave enough to take risks and share their stories and perspectives. It guides you through strategies for engaging participants in courageous conversations with one another in ways that don’t shame and blame people into understanding. This book is a useful tool for individuals, organizations and college professors who are interested in learning techniques for guiding their audience through dialogue whereby they become open to listening to one another for understanding rather than holding on to old beliefs and maintaining a posture of defense.
Readers will learn how the dynamics of race show up in cross cultural spaces, including the unique challenges faced by facilitators of color and white facilitators. In addition, we explore how to identify and counter white privilege in the dialogue between participants.
Both novice and experienced facilitators will learn helpful strategies for leading conversation that result in people recognizing their role as change agents in ending oppression.
Hollins and Govan have pooled together resources, assessment tools, examples, and counter examples to the most common everyday happenings when facilitating tough conversations. Articulating the obvious patterns of behavior, of both a group of participants and as facilitators, this manual holds one’s hand and eradicates excuses surrounding touchy subjects, personal triggers, internalized self-doubt, and our common journey to unveil if not dismantle complex systems of oppression. After 10 years of doing this work, I feel more prepared to continue and wish I had this tool a decade ago. — Jessica Pettitt, certified speaking professional, www.GoodEnoughNow.com
Caprice & Ilsa have taken Richard Bach’s admonition to heart in this book: “Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you.” Their fabulous book helps new and seasoned facilitators learn, do and teach so that participants in these conversations can approach conversations on race with open hearts and grace. — LueRachelle Brim-Atkins, principal consultant, Brim-Donahoe & Associates in Seattle, WA
Leading one of the most diverse school districts in the nation requires me to not only continue to develop my own cultural competency but to ensure our school community also invests itself in this lifelong work. Dr. Caprice Hollins and Ilsa Govan have produced an invaluable tool-kit that drives home how race, prejudice and bias impact our society and the schoolhouse. They provide us with practical exercises and strategies to shepherd personal and institutional growth. Through understanding, not judgment, they help us to see the world through a compassionate lens that enables us to push one another toward greater competence while cultivating the human goodness we each possess. The authors, both with strong backgrounds in education, demonstrate profound understanding of the complexity of this work. This book ought to be considered foundational for all school leaders as we collective deliver on the moral imperative of creating a more equitable and just society. — Nancy Coogan, superintendent; Tukwila School District, WA State
Wow! This book is the most practical, comprehensive, useful guide for facilitating courageous conversations on race that I’ve ever read. I’ve attended a few of Cultures Connecting workshops and have been impressed with the facilitators’ ability t
Release Date: 19-03-2015
Package Dimensions: 13x254x408