It’s Time to Talk: Our One Day Forum on Race and Bias
THIS YEAR’S EVENT: Join us on Friday, February 15th, 2019 for our 5th Annual It’s Time to Talk (ITT) forum on race. This year’s event will ask the question, “Can humor heal?”
Our Keynote Speaker is Founder and CEO of Haha Institute, Karen Williams. Karen graduated summa cum laude from Cleveland State University with a personally-designed major in “Humor and Healing.” She earned a Master of Education degree from CSU’s Adult Learning & Development program. Karen will be exploring the theme of humor and diversity with our guests.
ABOUT ITT: It’s Time to Talk (ITT) is a unique one day forum on combating racism and unconscious bias. ITT features a keynote, a gallery walk, small group circle conversations, as well as a World Cafe. ITT gives participants the opportunity to share their lived experience, learn from others, and begin the work of finding solutions that will allow us to begin to heal our community from the harm caused by racial profiling and unconscious bias.
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