“There is a need for an alternative vision, a beloved community where being connected to the other is seen as the foundation of a healthy self, not its destruction, and where the racial other is seen not as the infinite other, but rather as the other that is always and already a part of us.” ( - john a. powell, Racing to Justice)
We invite those of you who took part* in the FSNE 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge to join us for a participatory** online session to revisit our shared learnings from the Challenge, consider them in light of what has been happening in the weeks since, and hear from one another in small groups about how we are applying our knowledge and commitments to take action now and in the year ahead.
Our goal is to extend the Challenge from 21 days of learning to year-round, lasting habits and actions that center equity and justice. In these times of turbulence and unveiling, we recognize that we continue to be on a journey together and want to humbly and boldly lean into this work with other willing members of our network. (If you participated in this Challenge then you are part of this network!).
We will take time together to consider the various phases and expressions of this work as we gain deeper insight into ways to move forward as individuals, organizations and as communities. Please come prepared to listen, learn, be inspired and to share your thoughts if you are moved to do so.
Facilitation by Curtis Ogden (Interaction Institute for Social Change), Karen Spiller (KAS Consulting and UNH Sustainability Institute), and Lisa Fernandes (UNH Sustainability Institute)
*If you were able to participate in the FSNE 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge, even if only in a small or partial way, please feel free to join this session. **Because of the participatory nature of this session, including small group conversations, we will ~not~ be recording this session.