Providence Public Library offers ‘How to Talk About Race’ course for college credit
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The Providence Public Library (PPL) has unveiled a five-week course on helping people moderate conversations about race. Virtual Zoom meetings will be held on Wednesdays from January 12 into February 9, from 2:30-4:00 p.m.
With course materials designed by Amrita Patel and Denise LaForce, “How to Talk About Race” will teach participants how to use an Identity Wheel, explore bias and micro-aggressions, understand systemic racism, concepts about “lived experiences” and how to frame conversations. The overall goal will be to help bring up discussions about race, and help establish rules for a positive discussion.
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Learning circles are free group opportunities that use online courses, with some that offer college credit from Providence Public Library. Assisted by a PPL Facilitator, participants will engage and respectfully discuss topics and support one another.