"The Right Way to Be Wrong"

"Privilege, by nature, can blind us to the ways we harm others. Just as the religious majority, unwittingly, steps on our toes, we can often step on the toes of other minorities or women. This can lead to hurt feelings and anger directed at us as the toe steppers.

How should we react once our toe treading is pointed out to us?

What tools can you use to overcome the initial emotional backlash for said toe stepping?

Why is telling people to "Get steel toed boots" not an answer?"

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  • Mark T.

    Excellent presentation by Monette & very good discussion afterwards! A handful of us went to Creekside Bar & Grill afterwards... the food there is excellent!

    1 · March 14, 2013

    • Suzy W.

      I agree, Mark, about Creekside's food. It was very good and the were very willing to please different eating styles!

      1 · March 14, 2013

  • laura s.

    Sorry. Very boring

    March 14, 2013

  • Suzy W.

    Monette gave a great presentation and afterwards handled the question/discussion period with ease and kept it thought provoking. It was obvious the audience was engaged and self evaluating, which can only be good! This topic has many facets and could be continued in another presentation!

    2 · March 14, 2013

  • Gary C.

    Monette put time into a nice presentation. There were many examples of improper behavior that goes on between some groups. It reinforced the extent of the problems this behavior causes. I continue to be amazed at my need to better enter other's point of view.

    2 · March 14, 2013

  • Maude

    Sounds like something I could benefit from. Tentative though.

    March 11, 2013

  • Ram

    Tentative

    March 10, 2013

  • Brian C.

    Class

    March 9, 2013

  • Brian C.

    In class

    March 9, 2013

  • Debbi

    I may bring pastries

    1 · March 8, 2013

  • Patrick R.

    Heading to IA that week. :( sorry.

    March 5, 2013

  • Patrick R.

    Tenative, but I may be in Iowa.

    February 28, 2013

  • Brian C.

    Tentative

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tentative..

    February 13, 2013

  • Brian C.

    Tentative

    January 4, 2013

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