2 N Killingsworth St


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Sunday, November 20, 2016 from noon-2pm
:::: PLEASE REGISTER using the link below! We have room for about forty people. Thanksgiving is next week and many of us, whether we like it or not, will be talking about Trump with our family. Talking about politics with family can be excruciating and even scary, and even more so after an election, and even more so after THIS election. Though difficult, these discussions are an essential part of addressing the pain and violence that got us here. This isn't about winning arguments, but about getting down to the nitty gritty, human-level cultural change that is necessary to make this country less racist, homophobic, sexist, Islamophobic, and xenophobic. These intersecting forms of oppression have been deeply ingrained in this country since its inception, and if we're ever going to root them out, we need to talk about them. Yes, even with our family. So, let's practice! The bulk of this workshop will be spent on role playing in small groups, so you're going to get lots of practice. We want each participant to think of someone you want to reach out to. It can be your condescending dad, your anti-abortion aunt, or your unsure teen cousin. It doesn't have to be the most difficult person you can think of (though it can be!), it just has to be someone you want to talk to. Got someone in mind? Perfect. Now come prepared to role play as them on Sunday! In between role plays we'll be offering you tools and strategies to help you communicate authentically and with intention, while taking care of yourself and not burning bridges (unless you want to). Please keep in mind that we are *not* experts -- we just want to offer you a space to practice, people to practice with, and hopefully a few helpful pointers. Thank you, and see you Sunday!