A Year of Courageous Conversations | The Art of Listening

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Recognizing the need for better dialogue across divides, community leaders have come together to host A Year of Courageous Conversations in Barrington. They are inviting community members and guest experts to participate in a series of ten monthly talks. Sessions will explore how to better live together in difference as we become increasingly diverse and polarized in both politics and everyday life.

A Year of Courageous Conversations is hosted by Dr. Zina Jacque and Jessica Swoyer Green and produced by Urban Consulate, a network of parlors for urban exchange.

2019 topics include Defining Courage, Practicing Mindfulness, Cultivating Curiosity and The Art of Listening followed in 2020 by topics including Understanding Privilege, Confronting Prejudice and Fostering Belonging. Tickets cost $25 and sessions take place on the second Wednesday of each month at Barrington’s White House. Learn more at CourageousConversations.us.

Here’s a look at the schedule of upcoming sessions…

THE ART OF LISTENING | December 11, 2019 | Register Here

Active listening with less judgment and more curiosity, humility and empathy is a skill that takes training and practice. Journalists, therapists and clergy are taught this—how can more of us learn? How might skills of active listening make space for courageous conversations? The fourth monthly session of A Year of Courageous Conversations at Barrington’s White House will be led by by guest expert Dr. Nancy Burgoyne.

Dr. Nancy Burgoyne
Nancy Burgoyne, Ph.D. is the chief clinical officer and vice president of Clinical Services at the Family Institute at Northwestern University. Dr. Burgoyne is a licensed clinical psychologist and a marriage and family therapist. Dr. Burgoyne is part of the teaching faculty in the Marriage and Family Therapy program in the Center for Applied Psychological and Family Studies, and is a clinical lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University. Her clinical interests include: life stage transitions, personal/existential/identity exploration and cultural transition.


UNDERSTANDING PRIVILEGE | January 8, 2020 | Registration Opens Fall, 2019
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Guided by national expert and New York Times bestselling author Robin DiAngelo, the fifth session of A Year of Courageous Conversations at Barrington’s White House will explore how race and class shape our lives, with a focus on white racial literacy.

Dr. Robin DiAngelo
Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D. is the New York Times bestselling author of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism, released in June 2018. She is an Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington, and has taught courses in Multicultural Teaching, Inter-group Dialogue Facilitation, Cultural Diversity & Social Justice, and Anti-Racist Education. Her area of research is in Whiteness Studies and Critical Discourse Analysis. RobinDiangelo.com.


CONFRONTING PREJUDICE | February 12, 2020 | Registration Opens Fall, 2019
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CHALLENGING SEPARATION | March 11, 2020 | Registration Opens Fall, 2019
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PAYING IT FORWARD | April 8, 2020 | Registration Opens Fall, 2019
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FOSTERING BELONGING | May 13, 2020 | Registration Opens Fall, 2019
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PRACTICING COURAGE | June 10, 2020 | Registration Opens Fall, 2019
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Learn more about A Year of Courageous Conversations at CourageousConversations.us.

A Year of Courageous Conversations | The Art of Listening

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A Year of Courageous Conversations