What we're about

The central mission of REAL Conversations is simple... REAL Change does not happen without REAL Relationships, so we first seek to "better understand one another” through conversations. In addition to stating our own points, we are LISTENING to others with different viewpoints (we are "building bridges").

POWER is developed through relationships, and nothing is accomplished (nothing is CHANGED) until strong relationships are built. Nobody can change "the System" alone... this applies to every person… black, brown, and white, too. So, the intention of this group is NOT to simply have conversations... that's only the starting point...

REAL Conversations → REAL Relationships → REAL Change

Upcoming events (5)

What is Bias and what is Implicit Bias?

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Random topics in addition to Implicit Bias... 1) Is there anything we could classify as Black Privilege? 2) Can we learn anything from mixed race families? Grandma knows that her grand kids are just kids... and do we know that people are just people? 3) Also, why not hire a person of color? Any drawbacks? Welcome to an “Honest Conversation about Race"...We try to examine ALL sides of any issue related to race. We have had most of our meetings on Zoom recently and they have included very passionate sharing of ideas and viewpoints! (Meetings were formerly held at the Southeast Library in KCMO). BRING YOUR OWN TOPIC... we can talk about anything relevant to the group and the mission of the group. If you haven't read the mission of the group, it is reprinted below (bottom of this page). You'll get a chance to tell your experiences (we share the "airspace") and then we'll investigate solutions... there are ALWAYS solutions! Join us on Zoom... password is the same as always (if you're new, call or text Keith at least 24 hours before meeting[masked]). Click below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8035658957 Meeting ID:[masked] MISSION - The central mission of REAL Conversations is simple... REAL Change does not happen without REAL Relationships, so we first seek to "better understand one another” through conversations. In addition to stating our own points, we are LISTENING to others with different viewpoints (we are "building bridges"). POWER is developed through relationships, and nothing is accomplished (nothing is CHANGED) until strong relationships are built. Nobody can change "the System" alone... this applies to every person… black, brown, and white, too. So, the intention of this group is NOT to simply have conversations... that's only the starting point... REAL Conversations → REAL Relationships → REAL Change

Real Conversation on Zoom - NO library meetings at this time, see Zoom meetings!

Zoom Video Communications, Inc.

Welcome to an “Honest Conversation about Race"...We try to examine ALL sides of any issue related to race. We have had most of our meetings on Zoom recently and they have included very passionate sharing of ideas and viewpoints! (Meetings were formerly held at the Southeast Library in KCMO). BRING YOUR OWN TOPIC... we can talk about anything relevant to the group and the mission of the group. If you haven't read the mission of the group, it is reprinted below (bottom of this page). You'll get a chance to tell your experiences (we share the "airspace") and then we'll investigate solutions... there are ALWAYS solutions! Join us on Zoom... password is the same as always (if you're new, call or text Keith at least 24 hours before meeting[masked]). Click below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8035658957 Meeting ID:[masked] MISSION - The central mission of REAL Conversations is simple... REAL Change does not happen without REAL Relationships, so we first seek to "better understand one another” through conversations. In addition to stating our own points, we are LISTENING to others with different viewpoints (we are "building bridges"). POWER is developed through relationships, and nothing is accomplished (nothing is CHANGED) until strong relationships are built. Nobody can change "the System" alone... this applies to every person… black, brown, and white, too. So, the intention of this group is NOT to simply have conversations... that's only the starting point... REAL Conversations → REAL Relationships → REAL Change

Real Conversation on Zoom - NO library meetings at this time, see Zoom meetings!

Zoom Video Communications, Inc.

Welcome to an “Honest Conversation about Race"...We try to examine ALL sides of any issue related to race. We have had most of our meetings on Zoom recently and they have included very passionate sharing of ideas and viewpoints! (Meetings were formerly held at the Southeast Library in KCMO). BRING YOUR OWN TOPIC... we can talk about anything relevant to the group and the mission of the group. If you haven't read the mission of the group, it is reprinted below (bottom of this page). You'll get a chance to tell your experiences (we share the "airspace") and then we'll investigate solutions... there are ALWAYS solutions! Join us on Zoom... password is the same as always (if you're new, call or text Keith at least 24 hours before meeting[masked]). Click below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8035658957 Meeting ID:[masked] MISSION - The central mission of REAL Conversations is simple... REAL Change does not happen without REAL Relationships, so we first seek to "better understand one another” through conversations. In addition to stating our own points, we are LISTENING to others with different viewpoints (we are "building bridges"). POWER is developed through relationships, and nothing is accomplished (nothing is CHANGED) until strong relationships are built. Nobody can change "the System" alone... this applies to every person… black, brown, and white, too. So, the intention of this group is NOT to simply have conversations... that's only the starting point... REAL Conversations → REAL Relationships → REAL Change

Real Conversation on Zoom - NO library meetings at this time, see Zoom meetings!

Zoom Video Communications, Inc.

Welcome to an “Honest Conversation about Race"...We try to examine ALL sides of any issue related to race. We have had most of our meetings on Zoom recently and they have included very passionate sharing of ideas and viewpoints! (Meetings were formerly held at the Southeast Library in KCMO). BRING YOUR OWN TOPIC... we can talk about anything relevant to the group and the mission of the group. If you haven't read the mission of the group, it is reprinted below (bottom of this page). You'll get a chance to tell your experiences (we share the "airspace") and then we'll investigate solutions... there are ALWAYS solutions! Join us on Zoom... password is the same as always (if you're new, call or text Keith at least 24 hours before meeting[masked]). Click below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8035658957 Meeting ID:[masked] MISSION - The central mission of REAL Conversations is simple... REAL Change does not happen without REAL Relationships, so we first seek to "better understand one another” through conversations. In addition to stating our own points, we are LISTENING to others with different viewpoints (we are "building bridges"). POWER is developed through relationships, and nothing is accomplished (nothing is CHANGED) until strong relationships are built. Nobody can change "the System" alone... this applies to every person… black, brown, and white, too. So, the intention of this group is NOT to simply have conversations... that's only the starting point... REAL Conversations → REAL Relationships → REAL Change

Past events (143)

(1) White Privilege, then (2) Politics and RACE

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