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Disp. Res. Bkfst: Facilitating Difficult Conv. About Race & Racism
Start Date: 11/2/2017Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: 11/2/2017End Time: 10:00 AM

Event Description:

The CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College and the Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York invite everyone to the monthly

NYC-DR Roundtable Breakfast

 RSVP:  mvolpe@jjay.cuny.edu

FACILITATING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE AND RACISM

LECIA BROOKS 

Facilitating difficult conversations requires courage and preparation. Lecia Brooks will discuss the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance project. She will examine a variety of strategies designed to support safe and courageous conversations about social inequities. 

LECIA BROOKS leads the Southern Poverty Law Center’s outreach efforts on key initiatives and social justice issues. As outreach director, she frequently gives presentations around the country to promote tolerance and diversity. She also serves as director of the Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery, Ala., an interpretive center designed to provide visitors to the Civil Rights Memorial with a deeper understanding of the civil rights movement. She joined the SPLC staff in 2004 as director of Mix It Up at Lunch Day, a Teaching Tolerance program designed to help break down racial, cultural and social barriers in schools. Previously, she worked for 12 years in a number of capacities for the National Conference for Community and Justice in its Los Angeles office. She is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University.

 

Lecia Brooks

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