Her words changed the world.

Workshop: An Unfiltered Conversation on Race

July 20, 2017
6-8 PM   Doors open 5:30 PM
Free event at Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

SOLD OUT: Registration for this event has reached capacity.

What do you think about white people or people of color?
Do you want to know what black and brown people think about white people and what white people think about black and brown people?
What do black and brown people say about white people when they are not around?  What do white people say about black and brown people when they are not around?

Unlike most public discussions on race which tend to be one dimensional, the discussion will not focus exclusively on the perspective of people of color.  Why? Because race is an issue for everyone.

The conversation will require participants to dig deep and share personal perspectives, thoughts and feelings. It will initiate a conversation leading to better understanding among people of all races.

Workshop facilitator Troy Brown was born to Jamaican parents and raised in a predominantly African American community in Hartford. Although he grew up in an urban environment, he completed his secondary and graduate education in suburban and rural settings.  It was there he began to see that there were differences in racial, ethnic, religious and economic attributes of his peers and colleagues.  This experience, combined with his bicultural upbringing, set the stage for his passion and work in cultural diversity and cultural responsiveness.

Troy has developed, facilitated and conducted trainings and focus groups on culture, diversity, race and bias since 2009.  These include programs on Cultural Responsiveness, Stereotypes and Assumptions, Implicit Bias, Understanding Poverty as Part of Cultural Competence, The Multigenerational Workplace, Islamophobia, and Understanding Jamaican Culture.

Troy has developed and conducted several workshops for the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center’s Salons at Stowe on the topics of Implicit Bias and White Privilege. In addition, he facilitated a discussion following the Stowe Center’s screening of 13th: From Slave to Criminal with One Amendment.