Bridging the Racial Divide through Cross-Racial Dialogue: Lessons and Reflections From My Experience as a Facilitator

dc.contributor.author Lowery, Kendra
dc.contributor.department Iowa State University Digital Repository
dc.date 2018-08-11T00:07:20.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T05:44:55Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T05:44:55Z
dc.date.embargo 2016-10-15
dc.date.issued 2017-04-03
dc.description.abstract <p>One of the most difficult things about talking about race in the United States, is talking about race, particularly in cross-racial dialogues. One reason for this is because as a society, we tend not to do it, and when we do, we do not do it well (Johnson, 2006; Simpson, 2008), with attempts often ending in increased polarization (Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, 2011). After reviewing reasons for the relative lack of cross-racial dialogue and the ways these dialogues benefit individuals and contribute to social justice, I trace my inspiration and preparation for facilitating cross-racial dialogues about race in a community, using a pop-in style (no advanced registration required) through a social media website, as a form of social justice action. I also share strategies, protocols, and lessons learned from challenges I encountered. My hope is that my experiences as a facilitator will serve as inspiration, provide some humor, and most importantly, provide some action steps for the reader who chooses to be a leader and begin cross-racial dialogues as a way of increasing communication, understanding and relationships across races.</p>
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/jctp-180810-77
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dc.subject.disciplines Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education
dc.subject.disciplines Educational Administration and Supervision
dc.subject.keywords cross-racial dialogues
dc.subject.keywords facilitation
dc.subject.keywords social justice
dc.subject.keywords group norms
dc.subject.keywords group working agreements
dc.title Bridging the Racial Divide through Cross-Racial Dialogue: Lessons and Reflections From My Experience as a Facilitator
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