Conversation Circle: 10 Ways to have a Better Conversation

Join us to discuss Celeste Headlee’s TED Talk – 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation
About this Event
This virtual conversation circle is free and open to any mom that would like to join the discussion.

Please plan to watch Celest Headlee’s 12-minute TED Talk, 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation prior to joining.

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When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations — and that most of us don’t converse very well. Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation: Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening. In this insightful talk, she shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations. “Go out, talk to people, listen to people,” she says. “And, most importantly, be prepared to be amazed.”

Conversation Circle: Social Identity & Systems of Oppression (Part 2) (OPEN)

Now is a time in which we need education and open conversation. This is how we will learn and this is how we will do better as a nation.

Join us for as many of our Conversation Circle Series on Talking about Race as you can. This series will run for 7 months and will cover a different topic each month. The resources are all provided through the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture.

It is important that we each do our own work. But it is also important that we come together to discuss and delve deeper with others that are doing the same work. You are encouraged to join for as many of the discussions as possible.

Please plan to read and view the videos prior to the conversation circle so that you can participate fully and get the most out of the conversation.
These events are free and open to any mother that would like to join the conversation.

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During the month of October, we will be discussing Social Identity and Systems of Oppression.

All resources for October can be found at: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/social-identities-and-systems-oppression

Monday, October 5th 8pm
(Please plan to review the material before we meet. It should take approx. 45 mins total to view/read these items)
Read Intro (2 min)
Watch Ted Talk – How to Understand Power w/ Eric Liu (7 min)
Read Systems of Oppressions and Social Identities (3 min)
Complete Stop and Think – Exploring Your Own Social Identity Activity (30 mins)
Tuesday, October 20th 5:30pm
(Please plan to review the material before we meet. It should take approx. 45 mins total to view/read these items)
Complete Learn More – Read Fact Sheet on Privilege and Oppression in American Society (20 mins)
Read There is No Hierarchy of Oppression (2 mins)
Watch #APeoplesJourney “African American Women and the Struggle for Equality.” (3 min)
Read text after video and Consider Stop and Think (5 min)
Complete Let’s Think (10 min)
WATCH: How the U.S. Suppressed Native American Identity (3 min)
Consider the Reflect Questions (5 min)
*This event is based on each individual pursuing personal education and then engaging in open conversation. The discussions will be facilitated by HER Health Collective co-founders, Cindi Michaelson and Crissy Fishbane.

Both Cindi and Crissy are engaging in this 7-month long conversation series in an effort to pursue their own education and engage in discussion alongside fellow moms. They both draw on experience in this area, Cindi as a former facilitator of Racial Justice Roundtables at the YWCA and Crissy as a former high school social studies teacher with a master’s degree in teaching. Neither claim to be experts on racial equality, inclusion, or social diversity, rather they aim to create a safe space for mothers to explore, learn, and grow in their understanding of this topic together through open dialogue.

RBG Virtual Watch Party & Discussion (OPEN)

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. Explore her unique and unknown personal journey of her rise to the nation’s highest court.

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An event for moms to come together virtually to view the documentary RBG and discuss the legend and impact of the Notorious RBG, this is one you won’t want to miss. We can’t wait to see you!

MEMBER ONLY: Coffee Chat

Join us for some much needed time with your mom friends!
No agenda, no work required in advance. Just come as you are. Bring your coffee and bagel, wear your comfiest yoga pants, and enjoy the fall temps while we catch up with one another!

Talking to Children about Race – Resource

Dr. Ronda Taylor Bullock will help attendees understand that children begin making meaning of race at very early age. She will share why educators, parents, & guardians should be focused on having race-based conversations with kids and demonstrate how her organization navigates these tough conversations using literacy-based strategies.

Talking to Children about Race

Dr. Ronda Taylor Bullock will help attendees understand that children begin making meaning of race at very early age. She will share why educators, parents, & guardians should be focused on having race-based conversations with kids and demonstrate how her organization navigates these tough conversations using literacy-based strategies.

Conversation Circle: Talking About Race – Part 2 (OPEN)

Now is a time in which we need education and open conversation. This is how we will learn and this is how we will do better as a nation.

Join us for as many of our Conversation Circle Series on Talking about Race as you can. This series will run for 7 months and will cover a different topic each month. The resources are all provided through the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture.

It is important that we each do our own work. But it is also important that we come together to discuss and delve deeper with others that are doing the same work. You are encouraged to join for as many of the discussions as possible.

Please plan to read and view the videos prior to the conversation circle so that you can participate fully and get the most out of the conversation.

These events are free and open to any mother that would like to join the conversation.

During the month of August we will discuss Building Community.

August Guide – PLEASE VIEW/ READ THESE BEFORE WE MEET FOR EACH SESSION

All resources for the month of August can be found at: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/community-building

August 13 – (Approx. 45 min)

Read “Community Building” Intro (1 min)
Watch Desmond Tutu “Who We Are: Human Uniqueness and the African Spirit of Ubuntu” (4 min)
Complete “Stop and Think”; Read “The Importance of Community Building”; Read “Community Building in Equity Work”; Complete “Stop and Think” (13 min)
Read “Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces” (1min)
Watch “Safe Spaces” (2 min)
Read “The Power of Storytelling” (1 min)
Watch Brene Brown, “Ther Power of Vulnerability” (21 min)
Watch “An Introduction to Story Corps” (3 min)

August 24 – (Approx. 50 min)

Complete “Stop and Thinks”; Read “The Courageous Conversation Compass” and “Gratitude” (8 mins)
Watch “Not in our Town: Manhattan Beach” (13 min)
Watch Stephen Jon Thompson TED Talk “Creating a Community and Finding Purpose” (14 min)
Watch “If Cities Could Dance” (3 min)
Watch Story Corps “I Remember Never Saying Hi” (3 min)
Watch the “60-second strategy” videos (2 min)
Watch John McKnight “Let’s Think” (4 min)
Read and Consider “Let’s Talk” and “Let’s Act” (5 min)

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*This event is based on each individual pursuing personal education and then engaging in open conversation. The discussions will be facilitated by HER Health Collective co-founders, Cindi Michaelson and Crissy Fishbane.

Both Cindi and Crissy are engaging in this 7-month long conversation series in an effort to pursue their own education and engage in discussion alongside fellow moms. They both draw on experience in this area, Cindi as a former facilitator of Racial Justice Roundtables at the YWCA and Crissy as a former high school social studies teacher with a master’s degree in teaching. Neither claim to be experts on racial equality, inclusion, or social diversity, rather they aim to create a safe space for mothers to explore, learn, and grow in their understanding of this topic together.

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Regardless of your plan for the upcoming school year, you likely have questions about how to best navigate this next phase with your family.

Conversation Circle: Talking About Race – Part 1 (OPEN)

Now is a time in which we need education and open conversation. This is how we will learn and this is how we will do better as a nation.

Join us for as many of our Conversation Circle Series on Talking about Race as you can. This series will run for 7 months and will cover a different topic each month. The resources are all provided through the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture.

It is important that we each do our own work. But it is also important that we come together to discuss and delve deeper with others that are doing the same work. You are encouraged to join for as many of the discussions as possible.

Please plan to read and view the videos prior to the conversation circle so that you can participate fully and get the most out of the conversation.

These events are free and open to any mother that would like to join the conversation.

During the month of August we will discuss Building Community.

August Guide – PLEASE VIEW/ READ THESE BEFORE WE MEET FOR EACH SESSION

All resources for the month of August can be found at: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/community-building

August 13 – (Approx. 45 min)

Read “Community Building” Intro (1 min)
Watch Desmond Tutu “Who We Are: Human Uniqueness and the African Spirit of Ubuntu” (4 min)
Complete “Stop and Think”; Read “The Importance of Community Building”; Read “Community Building in Equity Work”; Complete “Stop and Think” (13 min)
Read “Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces” (1min)
Watch “Safe Spaces” (2 min)
Read “The Power of Storytelling” (1 min)
Watch Brene Brown, “Ther Power of Vulnerability” (21 min)
Watch “An Introduction to Story Corps” (3 min)
August 24 – (Approx. 50 min)

Complete “Stop and Thinks”; Read “The Courageous Conversation Compass” and “Gratitude” (8 mins)
Watch “Not in our Town: Manhattan Beach” (13 min)
Watch Stephen Jon Thompson TED Talk “Creating a Community and Finding Purpose” (14 min)
Watch “If Cities Could Dance” (3 min)
Watch Story Corps “I Remember Never Saying Hi” (3 min)
Watch the “60-second strategy” videos (2 min)
Watch John McKnight “Let’s Think” (4 min)
Read and Consider “Let’s Talk” and “Let’s Act” (5 min)