In the Study Circle Aurora round table dialogue process, diverse groups of people meet over several weeks, and take part in activities that build trust, provide opportunities to share honestly, learn about an issue and work together on solutions and action. The process involves a combination of listening to others, being heard, engaging productively in disagreement, and developing priorities for action.
This combination of people listening to each other, sharing their own experiences, and working together to solve problems can have a deep impact, both on the issues area at hand and on how the community addresses other issues in the future.
Given the impact of racism on our country, the process pays
special attention to how structural racism and other inequities affect the issues we address.
Everyday Democracy has learned that progress in addressing structural racism leads to progress in addressing other inequities as well. This is why a racial equity lens is built into all of their materials.
All Study Circles Aurora participants must begin the process by attending the Dialogue to Change group:
A six-session discussion to help all kinds of people take part
in meaningful dialogue to examine gaps among racial and ethnic groups and create institutional and policy change.
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