Conversations on Race and Empowerment (CoRE) Workshop

Conversations on Race and Empowerment (CoRE) is presented as a facilitated community dialogue within the Arts Center’s exhibition, THINGS ARE WHAT WE ENCOUNTER: DR. CHARLES SMITH + Heather Hart. CoRE will discuss the impact of race, power, and identity in our country and community. Reverend Lex Cade-White and Alexandra Nugent, both experienced facilitators, will use data-driven resources to engage participants in approachable and inclusive discussions on race through creative expression, self-reflection, and interactions with Arts Center artists-in-residence and their work. This series will equip participants with the vocabulary and knowledge needed to further their understanding of historical and current race relations and privilege.

Tuesday, September 19, 6:00­–7:30 p.m.
We will examine terms that are familiar and some that are new in order to create a common framework to discuss racial experiences. A look at the ways people are exposed to racial identity and socialized to make conclusions surrounding their own racial identities will be explored.

Tuesday, October 3, 6:00­–7:30 p.m.
Race, power, and oppression manifest individually, culturally, and institutionally. We will explore language around privilege, power, and the ways in which we reinforce those dynamics intentionally and accidentally.

Tuesday, November 14, 6:00­–7:30 p.m.
In what ways do families positively and negatively impact our perception of race? We will discuss ways to address conversations in the family around race, power, and privilege across generations in an age-appropriate fashion.

Tuesday, December 12, 6:00­–7:30 p.m.
We will delve into the ways in which our community can address, engage, and be proactive, not reactive, to the realities of race that exist locally.

Age 18+