Join community educator Erin Jones for a discussion about Racial Healing.
Participants in this discussion and workshop will learn and practice strategies to engage in difficult conversations more effectively. The goal of this session is to both build our community and add tools to our toolkits — be prepared to share bits of your own story with other participants!
In the duration of the workshop attendees will:
- Learn about the importance of practicing the 3 postures — gratitude, brave spaces, and grounding-in — as strategies to prepare for hard conversations
- Be able to define diversity, culturally responsive practice, inclusion/belonging, and equity (vs. equality)
- Understand the role of their own stories and identities in doing the work of justice and reconciliation
Erin Jones is an Independent Education and Systems Consultant and public speaker who has been involved in and around schools for 30 years. She has taught in a variety of environments to some of the most diverse communities in the nation and has been recognized for her outstanding work as an educator both locally and nationally. Jones has also worked as an executive for two state superintendents, worked in college access at the school district level, and ran for state superintendent in 2016 —the first Black woman to run for any state office in Washington state. Today, Erin is a speaker and trainer who has logged thousands of hours delivering keynotes, speaking at schools, and providing training to government agencies and nonprofits. She published a book in 2021 entitled Bridges to Heal US, Stories and Strategies for Racial Healing.
Note: This workshop is free and open to all, and runs approximately two hours long.
Presented by Town Hall Seattle.