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post #261 of 267
You can pm me with them.

The first 'exercise' will be up and ready by Monday (yes, tomorrow). I wanted to give the moderators a chance to work thought their responses first.

I did an audio podcast with Karen Salt on Friday and once I edit out my goofy ending I'll have that available too. It's amazing! Karen just spoke from her heart, no script, no agenda.
post #262 of 267
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You can pm me with them.
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Is there no where to discuss or ask questions on an open forum basis? Only in the secrecy of pm's? I'm not sure I like that, the point is for people to learn how to discuss in a responsable and kind manner issues surrounding race. If we aren't allowed to discuss during the process how does that work?


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The first 'exercise' will be up and ready by Monday (yes, tomorrow). I wanted to give the moderators a chance to work thought their responses first.

I did an audio podcast with Karen Salt on Friday and once I edit out my goofy ending I'll have that available too. It's amazing! Karen just spoke from her heart, no script, no agenda.
Sounds exciting I'm looking forward to it.
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Is there no where to discuss or ask questions on an open forum basis? Only in the secrecy of pm's? I'm not sure I like that, the point is for people to learn how to discuss in a responsable and kind manner issues surrounding race. If we aren't allowed to discuss during the process how does that work?
We are asking that the begining of the workshop be a time of reflection. This is not to keep things secrete, but to allow everyone to look inward before looking outward.

Because this workshop is new to us (and as Karen put it 'organic'), we'd like to see the direction it takes before opening up for discussion. Take a moment to read the workshop guidelines. Everyone will have the opportunity to post thier thoughts and views as soon as we open the exercise - we DO want your thoughts and your feelings.

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Sounds exciting I'm looking forward to it.
I was talking to my sister this weekend and I told her I felt like a kid about to go off to camp - super excited, dreaming of what will happen, a bit scared of the unknow and filled with hope that this will be a life changing experience. I'm hoping to make some new friends and deepen my relationship with existing ones.
post #264 of 267
Well I for one am really looking forward to this. I just love how multicultural this forum is and I personally haven't encountered any racism but then, I am one of those "what are you, anyway?" sort of people so I guess I'm used to it. I am sending a billion positive and productive thoughts to the moderators. I've had to moderate before, though in real life but you'd be surprised how crazy people get, and it just takes so much out of you. GOOD LUCK LADIES!

(Now if only I could have my black-haired-olive-skinned smiley by that time ;-)
post #265 of 267
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Well I for one am really looking forward to this. I just love how multicultural this forum is and I personally haven't encountered any racism but then, I am one of those "what are you, anyway?" sort of people so I guess I'm used to it. I am sending a billion positive and productive thoughts to the moderators. I've had to moderate before, though in real life but you'd be surprised how crazy people get, and it just takes so much out of you. GOOD LUCK LADIES!

(Now if only I could have my black-haired-olive-skinned smiley by that time ;-)
izobelle, as with any community, MDC does have some issues of racism. Of course a workshop will not put an end to it, but it's will help us come to a better understanding of what our issues are and how best to deal with situations when they come up. We'll also get to know our members better. I'm so excited to learn who everyone is and what makes them the unique person they are.

Of course with change comes some difficult hurdles. I hope that what we learn will from the workshop will help guide us as an online community and give many of us a base to look at our real life communities and take action to bring about change.
post #266 of 267
"as with any community, MDC does have some issues of racism"

I'm sure it does but I'm usually so oblivious to these sorts of things.

I would share an anecdote here about my obliviousness but I suspect that might violate the spirit of keeping the workshop "pure" so I'll save it for an oportune moment during the workshop. Waaaah, almost ready to begin, hoorah. I'll be up all night. :bounce
post #267 of 267
First Exercise - A Conversation about Race

It dosn't seem real, but the workshop is open

I look forward to getting to know you all better.
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