February's Building the Bridge Event
INTERRUPING INJUSTICE: Strategies to Reduce Bias
We invite everyone interested to join us as we come together to increase understanding around implicit bias and how to speak up in a way we will be heard. We'll share tips and conversation on understanding our own biases and practical ways to intervene when we witness prejudiced words and actions.
Interrupting Injustice: Strategies to Reduce Bias
Tuesday, February 6th
American Indian Resource Center Gathering Room
Bemidji State University, 1500 Birchmont Dr NE
Our Building the Bridge events are held the first Tuesday of each month and are an opportunity for community members to engage, build relationship, increase knowledge and work toward shared understanding within and among our communities in Bemidji and the surrounding areas.
Events are free and everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend.
Save the date! Tuesday, December 5th - Everything you WAnted to know about indians but were afraid to askRead Now
Our November installment of our Building the Bridge: Taking Courageous Action on Racial Reconciliation was an event designed to bring community members together to generate understanding around the complexity of race relations and movements. The topic area for our Courageous Conversations was Native Lives Matter/Black Lives Matter. Over forty community members came together to seek to understand and speak their own truths.
Miigwech to all who attended, and to Northwest Indian Community Development Center and staff for being great hosts!
The October event for our Building the Bridge Series was held on Tuesday, October 3rd at the American Indian Resource Center Gathering Room. The event was another installment utilizing the Courageous Conversations protocol, with the topic area of Immigration. Miigwech to Tori Dahlke for facilitating, and to all who attended!
On August 1st, 2017 we held our first Mawanji'idim: Coming Together Celebration. The event was an opportunity to come together as a community and build relationship through sharing a meal, visiting and spending time together with our families in a good way.
In addition to a meal, there were intergenerational activities offered in which everyone was able to offer their thoughts and ideas as to what "Coming Together" means to them. Area partners were also present so we were able to learn more about the multitude of great resources and opportunities our community has to offer.
This celebration was part of our Building the Bridge: Taking Courageous Action on Racial Reconciliation series of events in the Bemidji Area. The overall purpose of our monthly gatherings is to offer opportunities for our communities to engage in this work, build and strengthen relationships, increase knowledge base and work toward shared understanding within and among communities living and working in Bemidji and the surrounding areas.
First Event of Monthly Series "Building the Bridge: Taking Courageous Action on Racial Reconciliation
"Truth and reconciliation begins with truth." -- Dr. Anton Treuer
Join us for the first in our series of monthly events, "Building the Bridge: Taking Courageous Action on Racial Reconciliation."
White/Indian relations are often characterized by guilt and anger. "Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask" cuts through the emotion and builds a foundation for true understanding and positive action.
The event is free and open to the public, no previous knowledge or experience necessary. #ReconcileMN
Opportunity to Engage: Courageous Conversations About Race
Courageous Conversations offers a protocol to utilize when having conversations about race, and includes a set of tools including agreements, conditions and a compass to help guide the process. Trained facilitators Anton Treuer and Colette Dahlke guide the conversation using this protocol. If you took the two-day training Beyond Diversity, come keep it fresh. And if you haven't come see what it's all about. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend, no prior experience necessary. #ReconcileMN
Bemidji Area Truth and Reconciliation
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