Community members are invited to join organizers for a meal and to discuss significant and potentially divisive issues in ways that build empathy and understanding. Preregistration is appreciated. Respectful Conversations is funded in part by a 2018 West Central Initiative Community College Change Makers Grant, which aims to help west central Minnesota communities become more socially connected, equitable, hopeful and empowered. While conversations about important issues can sometimes be contentious and divisive, organizers say learning to have respectful conversations could change our community and teach us to talk in a way that feels open, honest and fair.
To participate in the Respectful Conversations event, preregister online at https://tinyurl.com/RC-PreReg.
The topics for upcoming conversations are:
- February 12: A Respectful Conversation about cultural identity
- April 9: A Respectful Conversation about equity
- June 11: A Respectful Conversation about building an inclusive community that celebrates diversity