Mar 26, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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We will discuss plans for a series of monthly meetups focusing on action and accountability for people aspiring to be white allies. Topics of discussion: setting guidelines for discussion, structure and components of the meetups, expectations for participation, networking with other groups doing similar work, leadership, and timing. Some initial ideas for this series of meetups:
--We would have a time for checking in, for each person to share anything since the last time the person attended. It would hopefully be based on their goal (see below), but it could be a new learning, an experience, a time when the person was an ally or was not, questions which have arisen for the person, efforts made in an action plan, whatever. Everyone else would just listen at first, unless the person requested responses. After we figure out how to do the accountability piece, we could ask questions that hold the person accountable, but in a way of also showing support.
--We would also have writing time, starting before the speaking time, in which people can write down (for their own use) their current goal, how they are doing with it, any request for support, feedback they want to remember, and their goal for the next month.
If you are unable to attend this session but you'd like to give input for the series, please put your thoughts in the comments area of this meetup. Thank you!
[Note: the date has been confirmed. We will meet on March 26th.]