Tier 2: Workshop on Interrupting and Engaging in Hard Conversations

This workshop can be used as a stand alone or a Tier 2 springboarding off the first workshop about implicit bias and microaggressions. This workshop provides opportunities for participants to engage in understanding steps and tools for engaging in real- life scenarios to interrupt bias and microaggressions when they come up. This helps participants start to practice and begin to engage in deep, meaningful conversations about power and privilege without blame and shame. We practice listening exercises and patterns of communication that help open up intergroup dialogue and understanding. We aim to think more deeply about the ways we communicate with others and begin to intervene in socially just ways that allows the process of understanding and healing to begin.