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Real Talk: Intentional Conversations Between the Races

October 5 @ 9:00 am - October 6 @ 5:00 pm

Free – $750

The Real Talk team talking about race

How do you move beyond the feeling of being “stuck” when it comes to talking about race? What does a person need in order to feel seen or understood? How do we both invite and keep people in their seat at the table?  This experiential 2-day retreat is an opportunity to do just that.

We’ve spent over 2 years in conversation together about how to create safe, effective spaces to have dialogue about race and build relationships in the process. Come join us in reflective activities, really hard conversations, and the shared drive to get to the other side of being uncomfortable with what we don’t know.

You will:

-have less fear when it comes to engaging in dialogue about race
-have a deeper understanding of White Supremacy and your participation in it
-create genuine connections with people you never thought you’d be able to talk to about race
-eat a good lunch because we like good food! 🙂

We want you to not feel rushed in this process, so we are limited the number of participants. Sign up today!

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.

Comments from prior participants:

“It was rich, deep and intense. I’m grateful.”

“I loved the commitment of the facilitators.  It was incredibly powerful, inspiring, insightful and educational for the heart and mind.” 

“The experience was a powerful wake up to my own biases and fears and tendencies to look over or walk past people I feel I am different from.”

The Real Talk Team:

Natalia is a member of our talking abour race team

Natalia Lopez-Whitaker

Lacey is a member of our talking abour race team

Lacey Wilson

Becca is a member of our talking abour race team

Becca Vershbow

Eric is a member of our talking abour race team

Eric Butler

Catherine is a member of our talking abour race team

Catherine Conner

Gary is a member of our talking abour race team

Gary Friedman

Date:  October 5, 2019, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Optional social hour 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm and October 6, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

LocationArtthaus 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. We will notify you after registration whether space is available or if you are on a waiting list.  We will issue you a refund  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 an accredited provider of California Continuing Legal Education.  This course qualifies for 13 CA MCLE credit hours This course also 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 the trainers page on our website or contact us at  (844) 242-3428.


October 5 @ 9:00 am
October 6 @ 5:00 pm
Free – $750
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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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