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Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network

Racial Justice Community of Practice: The Deep Democracy Approach

  • 09/11/2023
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Online using Zoom
  • 0


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Conversations about racial justice often involve hearing viewpoints that differ from your own, and have the potential to evoke deep emotions. One approach to facilitating such conversations is called Deep Democracy, a method developed in South Africa during the transition from apartheid to democracy. We’ll hear from two Deep Democracy practitioners, Maya Townsend & İpek Ütün, and discuss how the method’s basic principles of ensuring everyone can say what they think, and hear from others who disagree with them, lends itself to the tough conversations we need to have around racial equity and justice.

Please note that this is for MAFN members only and there is limited space, so please register early.

Our guiding principles are:

  • Come open to learning (growth mindset)
  • Not expert led- hosted by peers with space to learn from all
  • Bring your questions, share your expertise
  • If you register and cannot attend, please cancel to allow someone else to come. 

  • Registration closes at midnight the day before the discussion group.

  • Registered participants will receive instructions for joining the live session and any additional details 1 day in advance and the morning of the event. Please be sure to look for the link in your email.

  • MAFN CoP discussions will not be recorded in order to support space for learning.

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