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Real Talk: Addressing Racial Bias & Creating Transformative Work (West Coast)

May 24, 2019 at 9:00 am - May 25, 2019 at 5:00 pm PDT

Free – $750.00

How does one address bias, internalized racism, privilege, and power

when, not if, it surfaces in close partnership?

This workshop will engage participants in a conversation about the dynamics of being in professional and work relationships with individuals of different races and the care and attention deserved in order to grow. When differences arise, the discussion often revolves around the “issue” at hand, ignoring the many layers and forces operating below the surface and from the outside. Each person in the conflict is driven by what is important to them on a deeper level and is impacted by familial, cultural and societal forces, yet these are seldom explicitly examined.

realtalk-team-sitting-at-garys-office-200-pixels-revisedWe will look underneath the surface and explore the deeper meaning of conflict and the forces that influence it. Utilizing concrete conflict resolution skills, participants will engage in experiential activities that address understanding commonalities and differences across racial lines and how these can be the fuel for transformative work.

The training will be an intensive experience, combining presentations, teacher demonstrations, small and large group discussions, self-reflection, and role plays of real life simulations. Participants describe these different modes of learning and their interplay as enjoyable as they are engaging and rewarding.

The Real Talk Team:


Natalia              Lopez-Whitaker


Lacey Wilson


Eric Butler

Catherine Conner

Catherine Conner

Gary Friedman

Gary Friedman


Becca Vershbow






Date:  May 24, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Optional social hour 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm and May 25, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Location:  Artthaus Studios, Oakland, California

Cost:  Sliding scale:  $250, $500, or $750.  To request a different fee or installment payment arrangements, contact Lacey at [email protected] or Natalia at [email protected].

Space is limited. You will be notified after registration whether space is available or if you are on a waiting list.  A refund will be issued if space is not available or you do not wish to be on the waiting list.

Continuing Education Credits:

Mental Health:  The Center for Understanding in Conflict is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The Center for Understanding in Conflict maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  BBS licensees may also receive credit from The Center for Understanding in Conflict as a provider approved by the California Psychological Association.

Legal:  The Center for Understanding in Conflict is pending renewal as an accredited provider of California Continuing Legal Education.  This course will qualify for 13 CA MCLE credit hours This course qualifies for 13 CE credits in the category of Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society.

For additional detailed information about our faculty credentials, this program, or our fees and refund policies, please visit our website at understandinginconflict.org or contact us at  (844) 242-3428.


May 24, 2019 at 9:00 am PDT
May 25, 2019 at 5:00 pm PDT
Free – $750.00
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Center for Understanding in Conflict


Artthaus Studios
2744 E 11th St
Oakland, CA 94601 United States
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(510) 972-9600
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