“If we were brave…”: Managing Risk in Social Justice Training

 


Presented by: Anna Czarnik-Neimeyer, MA, founder & CEO of Bridgebuilder Consulting

Length of Webinar: 1 hour

CEUs / CECs Available

Webinar Description:
It’s high-stakes: These days, effective social justice training is urgent. We’re an education coalition working to change/train minds & hearts towards justice, and need all the tools we can get. We’ll discuss Arao & Clemens’ foundational 2013 piece, “From Safe Space to Brave Spaces: A New Way to Frame Dialogue Around Diversity and Social Justice” and explore interdisciplinary theories supporting brave space. We’ll dig into practical activities, metaphors, comics, and videos to take home for immediate facilitation use. Great for beginner through advanced, and those interested in being more intentional & just facilitators in any setting: in the field, classroom, or boardroom.

About the presenter
Anna Czarnik-Neimeyer, MA, is founder/CEO of Bridgebuilder Consulting, bridging divisions to build better organizations. Czarnik-Neimeyer cultivates unlikely comrades through trainings, keynotes, courses, scholarly writing, and popular press, towards innovation at corporations, schools, churches, nonprofits, and publications. Currently she is on a yearlong global consulting tour “Tour d’Justice,” Anna is from the Midwestern United States, but finds homes and loved ones around the world, especially in Washington state and New York City.

Czarnik-Neimeyer has founded innovative startup communities including Pride@Church ally trainings, and #WriteHereWriteNow author groups. She is an Editor at the justice+faith publication Religious Response, and Director of Strategic Planning & Development on OUT There Adventures’ Board of Directors. She was the 2017 Visiting Scholar in Residence at the bell hooks Institute in at Berea College, KY as well as 2017 International Visiting Faculty in Residence at Lincoln Community International Baccalaureate School in Accra, Ghana.. Her own work has been published through Ms. Magazine, American Camp Association, USA Today, Sojourners, Teaching Tolerance (Southern Poverty Law Center), Religion News Service, and Parker Palmer’s Center for Courage & Renewal. Czarnik-Neimeyer’s blog “A Place on Earth” discusses worldmaking AKA “how can we use innovation/reflection/humor to make this world better and more just?” Presenting frequently at both the Association for Experiential Education (AEE) and National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA), Czarnik-Neimeyer was named NWSA’s 2016 WCC Emerging Leader.

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