Talking Circle/Open Forum #8
Friday, October 22, 2021
Zoom Online Meeting (register link below)
The SCRID Board and Committees would like to whole-heartedly thank those of you who attended our first few Talking Circles/Open Forums and invite you to join us again! Any and all attendance/active engagement will continue to help shape the direction of SCRID and our collective response to changes in RID at the national level. These sessions are a way to come together, in community, to share, support, and learn from each other’s diverse experiences and wisdom. We all have much to share and so much more to learn.
We would like to take the time to engage and truly hear everyone's opinions and feelings during this session. As such we suggest the following format adjustment to provide the most support and connection for all in attendance:
- The first 30 minutes will be a large group discussion with a topic agreed-upon by the majority.
- Afterwards, the next 30 minutes may become 2 Breakout Groups: A non-melanin group and a BIPOC group.
Some boundaries and general guidelines that will provide for the best use of our limited, valuable time are (in no particular order):
There may be more group guidelines that we agree to add to this list as we continue our Talking Circles/Open Forums. If you have a suggestion or an addition, please contact a SCRID Board Member to work with us on providing the most safe, open, supportive, and professional environment for everyone.
Please join us for the next Talking Circle/Open Forum on Friday, October 22nd, 5:30pm-6:30pm PDT. We will continue our conversation, growth, and transformation. Invite more of our friends and colleagues to engage too!
Topic: SCRID Membership Talking Circle/Open Forum
Details: An open discussion regarding current RID Board Resignations, Racism, Audism, other "-isms" and SCRID’s (Our) Response.
Time: October 22, 2021, 5:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) (duration ~ 1 hr)
Warmly, Thoughtfully, and Compassionately,
The entire SCRID Board and Committees
Contact Person: Bob LoParo