Thu, Jan 26|
The Anatomy of Calling In: A Beginner's Guide to Having Hard Conversations
Calling In (courtesy of Loretta Ross, Smith College) is a way to approach difficult conversations which creates space to hear different ideas. In this workshop, we'll delve into calling in vs calling out and discuss concrete strategies to get started.
Time & Location
Jan 26, 7:30 PM – 9:15 PM
About the Event
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, 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