An All-Day Truth & Redefining Workshop
Sunday, October 23, 2016
9am – 5pm
Cambridge Center for Adult Education ~ Cambridge, MA
What Can I Expect?
- An exploration of the historical relationship between black and white women.
- Consideration of how historical relational patterns show up today.
- An emotionally challenging experience.
- An opportunity to hear unspoken truths that, when unspoken, hold divisive patterns in place.
- Insight into why our relationships are strained and what measures we can take to diffuse tensions and create bonds.
- Tools to begin creating the unity, teamwork, and reconciliation necessary for personal, professional, institutional, and social growth.
Tell Me More About A. Faith English
Faith, a black woman, is an attorney in the Indianapolis, Indiana area. She earned a law degree from the Robert H. McKinney School of Law and began her career in a large Indianapolis law firm. An entrepreneur at heart, Faith started a solo practice in family law with a focus on domestic violence. Faith returned to law school earning a Master of Laws degree in international human rights with a focus on domestic violence and women's rights. Building on her passion for social justice and rich legal background, Faith is a speaker, consultant, and educator on diversity and inclusion, women’s rights, social equity, and family violence policy.
Tell Me More About the Workshop
Faith approached me at a conference in 2014 to ask me to partner with her in developing a workshop exploring and addressing the very specific and entrenched social patterns that exist between black and white women. After two years of developing and testing this workshop, we are pleased to bring it the Boston area. Below is our workshop summary.
Why do we too often find ourselves divided, competitive, and avoiding one another? Despite best intentions, relationships between black and white women can be inauthentic, lacking empathy, depth, and mutual support. This disconnection limits our ability to understand and negotiate shared issues — from daycare to the office. This session should particularly benefit women seeking inspiration and connection across the black/white racial boundary as we move participants into and through difficult conversations about our shared past and the impact of our history with each other. We’ll identify historical and personal barriers to creating authentic cross-cultural relationships and explore a common vision and action plan for moving forward. Enhanced relationships between black women and white women holds the promise of creating the unity, teamwork, and reconciliation necessary for personal, professional, institutional, and social growth. This is a challenging workshop designed to uncover unspoken tensions in order to move beyond them.