Diversity Awareness Partnership

Listen. Talk. Learn. Community Sessions

Diversity Awareness Partnership – Columbia is committed to strengthening our community by facilitating important and difficult discussions on race relations and unconscious bias. Our hope is that we collectively work toward a more inclusive Columbia by talking to one another, learning more about communities we have limited exposure to, and bridging our divides through awareness and education.

DAP – Columbia is offering FREE Listen.Talk.Learn: Dialogue Across Difference sessions to convene members of the community, so that we can start our collective process. Any individual or group interested in learning how to navigate difficult dialogue on race relations and unconscious bias are encouraged to register for this training.

Attendees will leave the training with the following information:

  • Differences between Debate vs. Dialogue
  • Facilitation Tips and Strategies
  • Strategy for answering difficult and polarizing questions about race, racism, and bias

Upcoming Session:

DATE: March 7, 2017
TIME: 5:30 – 7:30 P.M.
LOCATION: Shelter Insurance Company, Training Room | 1817 West Broadway |
Columbia, MO 65218

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Listen. Talk. Learn More.

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Since the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson in the summer of 2014, our communities locally, nationally, and globally have been impacted by an increasing amount of conversations about race and related issues.

From #BlackLivesMatter to Mizzou to Sandra Bland to the recent killings of both Black men and police, our cultural consciousness around racial bias has been heightened, and we are being expected to understand these concepts with an increased level of dexterity.

Though the core of our conversations has remained the same, the ways we talk about them and the stories we tell have changed. We have listened, talked, and learned. And many of us are ready to do more.

Our Listen. Talk. Learn More session is designed for participants who have already attended one of our Listen. Talk. Learn sessions and have begun to ask, “What’s next?” The key objectives for the LTL More are:

  • Explore how the realities of power and authority influence our perceptions about the world
  • Troubleshoot common points of conflict when discussing race
  • Define helpful terminology and the impact of intersectionality on race.

Upcoming Session:

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