Dean of Learning Resources, Special Assistant to the President for Leadership Development Catawba College / Corriher-Linn-Black Library Salisbury, North Carolina
The realities of racism and inequity in our world have left a large part of the population wondering what is next. With the collective consciousness of citizens of the world awaken, many are asking how can I help. Libraries are in a unique position to lead the hard conversations about race and inequality in their respective communities. This session will empower you to be fearless when engaging in difficult conversations about race and inequity. By utilizing a six-step system, attendees will identify the six principles of Full-Color conversations, discover the common misconceptions that keep people from engaging with those of different racial and ethnic backgrounds and identify the privileges and pitfalls that we all face. In times where leadership is needed, few know how to cooperatively lead for change. Through high-level listening techniques and the creation of smart experiments, we can make progress on racial tensions in our communities.
identify the six principles of Full-Color conversations.
describe high-level listening techniques that inspire cooperative action.
create smart experiments that make progress on race and inequity in their libraries and communities.