Talking About Race Conversation Circle

Join us for our Conversation Circle series on Talking about Race. Open to all moms wanting to learn more about systemic racial inequality.
About this Event
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 December, we will be discussing the Historical Foundations of Race.

All resources for December can be found at: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/historical-foundations-race

Monday, Dec 7, 8pm
Please plan to review the material before we meet.

Read and view first half of material, starting from Historical Foundations of Race. Stop at “The Origin of Race in the USA” video

Thursday, Dec 17, 7 pm
Please plan to review the material before we meet.

Begin with “The Origin of Race in the USA” video. Read and view the remaining resources on the page.

*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.

Talking About Race Conversation Circle

Join us for our Conversation Circle series on Talking about Race. Free and Open to any mom wanting to learn more about systemic racial inequality.
About this Event
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 December, we will be discussing the Historical Foundations of Race.
All resources for December can be found at: https://nmaahc.si.edu/…/topics/historical-foundations-race
Monday, Dec 7, 8pm
Please plan to review the material before we meet.
Read and view first half of material, starting from Historical Foundations of Race. Stop at “The Origin of Race in the USA” video
Thursday, Dec 17, 7 pm
Please plan to review the material before we meet.
Begin with “The Origin of Race in the USA” video. Read and view the remaining resources on the page.
*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.

Talking About Race Conversation Circle – Whiteness (Part 2)

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 November, we will be discussing Whiteness.

All resources for November can be found at: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/whiteness

Wednesday, November 4th 8pm
(Please plan to review the material before we meet. It should take approx. an hour to view/read these items)
Read Whiteness Intro (3 min)
Read White Privilege (5 min)
Read “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh (5 min)
Watch Deconstructing White Privilege w/ Robin DiAngelo (22 min)
Read White Dominant Culture (5 min)
Watch Bell Hooks on Interlocking Systems of Domination (4 min)
Read Internalization of Whiteness and White Dominant Culture (3 min)
Watch TED Talk: White Men: Time to Discover Your Cultural Blindspots (17 min)
Reflect Questions (5 min)
Monday, November 16th 7pm
(Please plan to review the material before we meet. It should take approx. 45 mins total to view/read these items)
Read Confronting Whiteness (7 min)
Follow Link to “White Fragility” author Robin DiAngelo breaks it down(link is external). Article (7 min) and Video (30 min)
Consider Let’s Think, Talk & Act Questions (10 min)
Watch How to Talk to Kids about Race (3 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.

Talking About Race Conversation Circle – Whiteness

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 November, we will be discussing Whiteness.

All resources for November can be found at: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/whiteness

Wednesday, November 4th 8pm
(Please plan to review the material before we meet. It should take approx. an hour to view/read these items)
Read Whiteness Intro (3 min)
Read White Privilege (5 min)
Read “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh (5 min)
Watch Deconstructing White Privilege w/ Robin DiAngelo (22 min)
Read White Dominant Culture (5 min)
Watch Bell Hooks on Interlocking Systems of Domination (4 min)
Read Internalization of Whiteness and White Dominant Culture (3 min)
Watch TED Talk: White Men: Time to Discover Your Cultural Blindspots (17 min)
Reflect Questions (5 min)
Monday, November 16th 7pm
(Please plan to review the material before we meet. It should take approx. 45 mins total to view/read these items)
Read Confronting Whiteness (7 min)
Follow Link to “White Fragility” author Robin DiAngelo breaks it down(link is external). Article (7 min) and Video (30 min)
Consider Let’s Think, Talk & Act Questions (10 min)
Watch How to Talk to Kids about Race (3 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.

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.

* * * * * *

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.

Conversation Circle: Social Identity & Systems of Oppression (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 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.

Conversation Circle: Race & Racial Identity – 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 September, we will discuss Race and Racial Identity.

September Guide – PLEASE VIEW/ READ THESE BEFORE WE MEET FOR EACH SESSION
All resources for the month of September can be found at: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/community-building

September 9, 5:30 pm (30 min)
Read “Race as Social Construction” (3min)
Read Teaching Tolerance Report “Race Does Not Equal DNA” ( 15 min)
Read “What is Racial Identity” (2 min)
Read “Developmental Models of Racial Identity” (5 min)
Read “Racial Identity Development” PDF (5 min)
September 24, 8 pm (45 min)
Read No One is Colorblind to Race & Children are not colorblind to race PDF (20 min)
Read “Understand More About the Dangers of Ignoring Race” (2 min)
Read article “When you say you ‘don’t see race,’ you’re ignoring racism, not helping to solve it(link is external)” (5 min)
Read Racism definitions (5 min)
Read Breaking the Silence (3 min)
Read and reflect on questions (10 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.

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.

Conversation Circle: Race & Racial Identity – 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 September, we will discuss Race and Racial Identity.

September Guide – PLEASE VIEW/ READ THESE BEFORE WE MEET FOR EACH SESSION
All resources for the month of September can be found at: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/community-building

September 9, 5:30 pm (30 min)
Read “Race as Social Construction” (3min)
Read Teaching Tolerance Report “Race Does Not Equal DNA” ( 15 min)
Read “What is Racial Identity” (2 min)
Read “Developmental Models of Racial Identity” (5 min)
Read “Racial Identity Development” PDF (5 min)
September 24, 8 pm (45 min)
Read No One is Colorblind to Race & Children are not colorblind to race PDF (20 min)
Read “Understand More About the Dangers of Ignoring Race” (2 min)
Read article “When you say you ‘don’t see race,’ you’re ignoring racism, not helping to solve it(link is external)” (5 min)
Read Racism definitions (5 min)
Read Breaking the Silence (3 min)
Read and reflect on questions (10 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.

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.