Special Pre-Juneteenth UIC

Friday, June 18, 2021

Join us on for a special one-time session of Uncomfortable Independent Conversations (UIC) in recognition of:

  • Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the end of slavery in all states of the United States (June 19th, 1865, was the date the Union Army declared Freedom in Texas, a state which failed to emancipate slaves even two years after it was federally outlawed).​
  • The nation-wide social motion that led to the unprecedented conviction of George Floyd’s murderer.
  • The anniversary of the UIC, where individuals gather monthly and create new emotional and practical responses that transform race and class in America.

With UIC we are building with people who want to show up and support one another to stretch in having uncomfortable conversations—conversations we might have never had until now with colleagues, family, friends and strangers. Conversations that change our culture.

UIC is part of a broad social movement creating conditions for transformation of our lived experiences as we work for long-term cultural and political overhaul of systemic racism.

Invite your friends, family and colleagues to join you via Zoom.

Friday, June 18.

4:00 - 5:30 pm PT/ 7:00 - 8:30 pm ET/ 12:00 - 1:30 am BST

Fee: $20   Register hereZoom details provided after registration.

Uncomfortable Independent Conversations invites people—Black, White and People of Color across the political spectrum—who want to respond to the racism in our society and ourselves to come together. 

The UIC creates a space that makes it possible to transform the experience of race and class in America. Please join us June 18th (the eve of Juneteenth) as we look at what we’ve built—a year since we began.


"It is helpful to connect with others and be part of an ensemble of amazing people, to be challenged to empathize more and intellectualize less." 

"It is possible to read the news and read anti-racist books and feel pain by oneself, but caring is more inherently relational. Caring requires cultivating social connections and conversations."