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SXSW 2021

Let's Get Real: Challenging Racism

The history and persistence of anti-black racism is the central issue of our time. To eradicate racism and achieve racial equity, people, policies, and systems must change. Transformational leaders can empower a new legacy based on the history and persistence of resistance and resiliency. We begin with a communications model that affirms relationships, increases trust, and enhances collaboration. Through equitable conversations, this interactive session explores how the power dynamics of racial identity disempowers or entitles an individual's lived experience. We introduce a communication method that disrupts that dynamic. This conversation is about healing racism and creating a better future for the next generation.

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  1. Understand how racial identities disempower or entitle lived experience.
  2. Understand conversational equity as a tool of power sharing.
  3. Acquire communication skills that advance racial equity.



Martha Caldwell, Director, iChange Collaborative

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