DREAM Session 1: Waking Up to Our Shared Humanity
Next date: Thursday, January 21, 2021 | 06:30 PM
to 08:30 PM
In the workshop, facilitators share the stories of their unique paths of identity development and the powerful changes it brought to their lives. These stories invite participants to consider how a deep exploration of identity, be it through the lens of race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or socioeconomic class might transform one’s life.
From hearing the story, and reflecting on one’s self, the workshop offers The Principles for How We Treat Each Other, practices of respect and community building that facilitate honest dialogue among us. The Principles encourage participants to listen deeply, suspend judgment, and turn to wonder, among other personal practices for self-awareness and interpersonal communication. The Principles create a setting for deep listening and honest sharing, as participants are encouraged to “speak your truth.” When used over time, the Principles lay the foundation for a culture that supports reflective practice and skillful conflict engagement. They provide communication tools that strengthen relationships among residents.