Too often we are afraid to begin a conversation about race and racism because we have had a bad experience or feel that we will say something wrong or hurtful. This workshop is particularly exciting and satisfying because it allows everyone the opportunity to practice talking to someone who is different from themselves in a compassionate and honest way. Participants will learn that they are not alone in their fears and that all of us lack a “model” of how to begin this type of conversation. The most important ingredient is our sincerity and our willingness to learn and understand each other. We will practice sharing with one another through use of film, small group interactions, role plays and personal stories.
Participants will learn:
To notice the intent of our communications on other cultures and its impact
Ways to respond compassionately and openly about diversity issues
How to listen mindfully and with awareness
How personal stories can affect our perceptions and attitudes
Ways to create a sense of community through dialogue and stories
How to work with conflict and hurt feelings when diversity issues are involved
About Lee Mun Wah and StirFry Seminars & Consulting:
Since its founding in 1994, StirFry Seminars & Consulting has revolutionized the field of diversity through its internationally-acclaimed documentary films and seminars. Millions of viewers worldwide have seen the film “The Color of Fear,” as well as many of the other groundbreaking films produced and directed by Lee Mun Wah, StirFry’s founder, CEO and Master Trainer. In 1995, Oprah Winfrey produced a one-hour special on Lee Mun Wah’s life and the impact of “The Color of Fear.”
Thousands of participants from educational, governmental, corporate and social service agencies have taken StirFry’s trainings and seminars so that they could then begin facilitating discussion groups in their agencies, schools and communities and learn to engage in authentic and healthy multicultural dialogue. The company is recognized by many of the top 500 corporations as having one of the most outstanding cross-cultural and communications training programs for managers, supervisors, HR leaders and top administrative executives. Clients have relayed that their participation in our workshops has been life-changing, powerful and applicable to their personal and professional lives.
Payment required - $300-$900 sliding scale fee (place yourself on this sliding scale based on what you can afford) plus required materials