Sat, Feb 04|
Location is TBD
EJNF - The Anatomy of Calling In: A Beginner's Guide to Having Hard Conversations
This workshop offered by Equal Justice in Needham for Families explores "calling in" an approach difficult conversations . In this free workshop, we'll delve into calling in vs calling out and discuss concrete strategies to get started.
Time & Location
Feb 04, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Location is TBD
About the Event
This workshop is offered by Equal Justice in Needham for Families and is intended for residents of Needham, MA and the surrounding areas. In this session, we will explore "calling in" an approach difficult conversations. Loretta Ross (Smith College) defines Calling In as relationship building. Her work sets us up to "have uncomfortable discussions—with the aim of respecting the humanity of everyone involved"*, and is useful for those who are uninformed rather than malicious. Calling In is aligned with “radical mom-ness” (mom is defined here as caring - for children, nieces, nephews, niblings, parents, neighbors and more). It is a way to have difficult conversations which allow others the space to hear different ideas.
In this workshop, free to residents of Needham, we'll delve into Ross' concept of calling in vs calling out and extend it into our own lives and look at each step of the process closely. We'll discuss concrete strategies, and ultimately build the skills and confidence to have hard conversations in our own lives and communities.
* Read more here: Learning to ‘Call In’ with Professor Loretta Ross – The Sophian