Diversity Coffee Connect Session 3 – Why is it challenging to have a conversation about race?

Date and time
Thursday, 12 January 2023, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (GMT)
Virtual event. Virtual - MS Teams.

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The purpose of this programme is to provide a safe space for you to connect with other people in the system and to explore an equality, diversity and inclusion theme together through informal conversations. Prior to each session, we would encourage you to look at the equality blogs to help kick start the conversation.

For the third Leading to Change Diversity Coffee Connect session, we would like you to explore “Why is it challenging to have a conversation about race?​”

Prior to this session, to help inform our conversations, we would encourage you to have a look at our Equality blog, linked to the theme of this session. The blog should take approximately 5 -10 minutes to read:   

‘Aspiration to Change in Social Work’ by Toyin Adenugba-Okpaje, a frontline social worker, Ph.D. candidate, social work tutor, SASW vice-chair, and Co-Convener of ME Social Workers in Scotland.

Participants will be paired up in small groups and invited to have a conversation. Some questions to explore could be:

  • What challenging conversation regarding equality, diversity and inclusion (in terms of race, culture) that you would like to have?
  • Why are these conversations important?
  • What is stopping you from having these challenging conversations?
  • How might you want to have these conversations and who with?
  • What do you need to have these conversations?
  • What is the role of ally in starting and supporting these conversations?

During the session we will put a feedback form in the chat for you to complete during the session. We want to understand what came up in the conversation and any insights that you have.

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