On October 6 and November 3rd the Peace and Social Concerns Committee sponsored two Multicultural Communities Awareness Conversations and Coaching sessions led by Andrea Swinton. The first session provided a framework for participants to powerfully relate in uncomfortable and some common situations.
The second session delved a bit more into past, current and potential situations individuals have and may come across. People shared powerfully and were able to see new ways of approaching real race relations. One reveal was how challenging it is to remain neutral as opposed to being ‘in one camp or the other’. Another reveal was a pathway to opening conversations in relationships takes a commitment to ‘what works’ versus ‘what’s right or wrong’. Both sessions were well attended and well received as being pragmatic, respectful, and useful.