Activities for Facilitating Courageous Conversations (Cultures Connecting)


9:00 am - 4:00 pm


2100 Building
2100 24th Avenue South, Seattle, WA, 98144

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This training is hosted by Cultures Connecting. Find more information and register here.

This workshop will teach you how to facilitate some of our favorite and most effective activities to move participants in their understanding of racism, the impact of stereotypes, and awareness of institutional privilege. Activities you’ll learn to guide include simulations, small and large group discussions, use of images, stories, slides, and other participatory exercises. While you engage in hands-on exercises, we’ll model and walk you through strategies we’ve used to help deepen the conversation and allow participants to construct new knowledge.

Both experienced and novice trainers will learn new activities and skills. However, participants in this workshop should have awareness of your own biases, privileges and internalized oppression, as well as some knowledge of institutional racism and white privilege in the United States. The more personal work you have done to understand these issues, the more you will get out of this workshop as a facilitator.

All participants will receive a set of Norm Cards and a free copy of our Activities flash drive, complete with step-by-step lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, articles, poems, handouts, evaluation forms & more!

Participants will…

Learn to facilitate activities that invite people into new understandings of racism, privilege & power

Further develop strategies to address discomfort and tension in workshops

Leave with lesson plans for activities ranging from basic facilitation skills to advanced strategies