Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to hear what our impact has been on others when it is negative? This is one of the painful blocks to being a fully committed antiracist. The brain has many natural unconscious biases that make us exclude people who don’t look like us, and keep us from even seeing people who have less power or status than we have, let alone having empathy for them. The only way to learn where we are blind is to ask questions, and to listen carefully for feedback. We are aided in this effort by self-compassion and robust, resilient self-affection. These things let us have the beginner’s mind that is necessary to be a continual learner and sustain the energy to contribute to this urgent, growing, movement. Join Sarah Peyton and Joanna Andryszczak-Lewandowska for a fireside chat about steps we can take toward self-compassion, self-affection, and more knowledge about unconscious biases and antiracism.
Sarah will be joining us online from Portland and Joanna invites you for this in-person meeting not only for the talk, but also for active participation at the Q&A session at the end of the meeting.