Oct 31st 2019

How can we create community spaces that are more inclusive and allow for challenging conversations?

One key ingredient is establishing a “brave space agreement”. Brave space is a concept that emerged from lessons shared by social justice educators in “The Art of Effective Facilitation” (https://styluspub.presswarehouse.com/browse/book/9781579229740/The-Art-of-Effective-Facilitation) as a “new way to frame dialogue around diversity and social justice” that de-centered systems of oppression, such as white supremacy and patriarchy. Brave Space agreements can be used for meetings, workshops, and restorative conversations.

Lead by actor-vist, social and emotional consultant, educator, and warrior for justice and radical self-love Jenna Anast, (www.journeyswithjenna.com) this week’s workshop will take you on an immersive experience on the importance of creating a brave space where colleagues, co-workers, and friends etc. can feel brave while sharing their truth. Anast also serves as the Head of Community and Exhibition for OTV – Open Television.

The evening will feature role-playing and designing your own brave space agreement.

This workshop is part of the Public Newsroom’s 2019 Curator series ”Community Care in the 2020 Election: We Gon’ Be Alright” created by local Chicago artist Felicia Holman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/feliciaholman/). The series features three women of color artist, Jenna Anast, Tanuja Jagernuath and Nikki Patin, who will be sharing their skills and tools for resilience in the face of depletion.

This event is part of City Bureau’s #PublicNewsroom programming, a series of free, weekly workshops and discussions aimed at building trust between journalists and the communities they serve while shaping a more inclusive newsroom.

For more info on past and future Public Newsroom workshops and to becoming a sustaining member of City Bureau, visit http://www.citybureau.org/

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