Uncomfortable Independent Conversations

Friday, October 30, 2020

What a unique and challenging time we are in. Change is underway and is demanding new conversations. Uncomfortable Independent Conversations (UICwas created to respond to the needs of individuals who—independent of institutional locations—are interested in having conversations that create new relationships and new performances that transform race, class, gender and ability in America and move us closer to one another. Let's Talk.

Conversations about race, class, or violence are uncomfortable. Talking with people different to us can be difficult--but now is the time!

UIC invites you to ask questions, to be curious, be open, and be willing to be surprised. Can you hear a colleague in a new way? Can you suspend the narrative that says, “I know what’s going on”? Are you talking to your family, colleagues about the need for cultural, conceptual and policy changes? 

We have the ability to create change. Let me support you in making choices that create the world we want to be in together, to create performances that lead with who you are, with your humanity. 

I'm glad to invite you to my new Conversations, taking place over three Fridays: October 30, November 6 and 13, at 2:30 - 4:00 pm PT/ 5:30 - 7:00 pm ET. Sliding scale $75 - $375. Register HERE.  

The sliding scale allows me to offer these sessions in service of our collective growth and work. You are welcome to give more or to speak with me about your needs.

Each gathering has a unique grouping of people. The conversations are built by and from the experiences, lives, questions and feelings of the people who join that series. As one participant said:

It is helpful to connect with others, to sit with the pain with others, to listen and respond 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.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out directly to me at raquell@improvscience.org.

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