It’s safe to say that the veil has been lifted. The awareness of racial divide, white privilege, and iniquity for so many is officially in plain view. For what feels like the first time, many white people are contemplating what they have missed up until now, how they can learn the “right” information and move toward action and understanding. Most importantly, folks are wondering how lasting healing and change is created.
The Going Beyond movement leans into the difficult and challenging dialogues. While we believe that relationships and friendships are a must for more personal connection, we understand that healing isn’t easy or instantaneous. We know that hard conversations, personal discomfort, and even the feeling to “run” is par for the course. And we are here to do that work for ourselves and with you as we contemplate the topic of cross-racial friendships. This kind of work is the only way to un-learn and re-learn.
To explore more deeply the dynamics and potential of our relationships during this time, we’ve curated a virtual discussion between a group of women who keep the intersection of racial dynamics, close female friendship, and mutual empowerment close to their hearts and their creative output. This panel consists of women who experience race from multiple angles, who vary in perspectives, but most importantly, are committed to action and change.
Join Randi Zinn and this powerful circle of women who have devoted their lives to understanding and connection of people, and immerse yourself in everything you want to know about being in relationship with people of other races and backgrounds. No question is off limits. No concern is invalid. Come with an open mind and heart. Be prepared to get uncomfortable and to stay put anyway.
*All profits go to Brown Girls Do Ballet. Brown Girls Do Ballet® is a division of Brown Girls Do.® , Inc, a registered 501(c)3. Their purpose is to promote diversity in the arts by providing annual scholarships, a mentor network, and community programs to empower young girls.
For our next virtual event we welcome:
The co-authors of Walking Our Talk: A Journey through the Maze of Cross Race Friendship, Kari Bower and La Fonda Riggins
Founder of Bex Life Rebekah Borucki, mother of 4
Actress, writer, doula, activist, mother of 4, Nacia Walsh.
The balm to all the pain, to the confusion of what we fear we don’t know about people different than ourselves, is found inside of relationships.
Join Randi Zinn, and this powerful circle of women who have devoted their lives to understanding and connection of people, and immerse yourself in everything you want to know about being in relationship with people of other races and backgrounds. No question is off limits. No concern is invalid. Come with an open mind and heart.