Diversity Awareness Partnership (DAP)’s Listen. Talk. Learn. sessions are intended to help strengthen our community’s ability to dialogue about race relations by facilitating important and difficult discussions on race, unconscious bias, and our lived experiences. Our hope is that by talking to one another and learning more about communities to which we have limited exposure, we will be more effective partners in the ongoing work of racial justice.
For 16 years, DAP has worked alongside you towards a more inclusive St. Louis region and beyond. Over that time, much has changed about our social landscape. National events like the violence in Charlottesville and local events like the Stockley verdict continue to underscore the importance of relearning how to communicate with one another in constructive ways in order to create a more inclusive climate for all.
Attendees will leave the session having been able to:
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Since the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson in the summer of 2014, our communities locally, nationally, and globally have been impacted by an increasing amount of conversations about race and related issues. From #BlackLivesMatter to police-involved shootings to our current political rhetoric in the United States, our cultural consciousness around racial bias has been heightened, and we are being expected to understand these concepts with an increased level of dexterity. Though the core of our conversations has remained the same, the ways we talk about them and the stories we tell have changed. We have listened, talked, and learned. And many of us are ready to do more.
Our Listen. Talk. Learn. More session is designed for participants who have already attended one of our Listen. Talk. Learn. sessions and have begun to ask, “What’s next?”
The key objectives for the LTL More are:
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We are so grateful to have the following partner(s) supporting the LTL campaign:
Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) | www.mffh.org