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Real Talk Sessions: Race and Dating

  • May 16, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Community Change Inc

***Only members who have attended at least 1 New Wave discussion in the last 6 months permitted***

New Wave has been invited to participate in a real talk session hosted by Boston's Anti-Racist's My Knapsack Is Not Invisible Group:

We're going to try something a little risky...let's dive into race and dating. This is going to be a 100% real semi-free-for-all that attempts to address some of the following questions:

What experiences have we as a community had with inter-racial dating?

What role has race played in informing our decisions of who to date? Not to date?

What effect, if any, does location have on who we date or not?

Are racial dating preferences just that or is something else going on? Is it both/and?

What happens at the confluence of race/sexuality/gender identity?

Come with an open mind, open ears and a story or two if you can spare it. This will be a community building event. This WILL be messy! That being said...

This will be a safe space for agreement and dissent. This will attempt to not be a hetero-normative conversation. It will be as inclusive as possible. That being said, we cannot include perspectives that do not represent themselves.

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  • Nick M

    Hi all, I should probably say a little more about the prior attendance requirement since it is unusual for New Wave. The Knapsack anti-racism group has been having this requirement for certain events, including real talk and accountability sessions, in order to allow the conversation to be as personal as possible. The motivation behind this requirement is to allow these discussions to build on pre-existing personal relationships and community. This has been especially helpful for the biweekly accountability sessions. However, there are downsides to this approach as you pointed out, and I'll make sure to bring up your comments with the other Knapsack organizers.

    May 17, 2013

  • Kathy

    I've attended 2 great New Wave discussions but longer than 6 months ago so I'm not in the "inner circle" of people who can attend. Feels sort of like a when I worked in a male dominated field and I was treated differently.

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Never mind. Because my queer partner and I, although interested as we are in an interracial relationship complicated by class and biological factors, neither of us have been to a meeting yes. Opps. :/

    May 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Coming! With a plus 1! So excited!

    May 10, 2013

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