CULTIVATING CURIOSITY
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

CULTIVATING CURIOSITY

We are born with wide eyes of wonder—but this curiosity can fade with age. How do we keep our fervor for learning, understanding & adapting to the changing world around us? How can we check our tendencies toward stubborn certainty, false confidence or confirmation bias? How do we remain open-minded to new ideas & divergent perspectives? Join us at Barrington’s White House for the third session of A Year of Courageous Conversations.

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THE ART OF LISTENING
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

THE ART OF LISTENING

Active listening with less judgment and more curiosity, humility and empathy is a skill that takes training & practice. Journalists, therapists & clergy are taught this—how can more of us learn? How might skills of active listening make space for courageous conversations? Join us at Barrington’s White House for the fourth session of A Year of Courageous Conversations.

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UNDERSTANDING PRIVILEGE
Jan
8
7:00 PM19:00

UNDERSTANDING PRIVILEGE

Guided by national expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Robin DiAngelo, let’s learn about the way race and class shape our lives, and our place within both a historical context and contemporary systems and structures. Join us at Barrington’s White House for the fifth session of A Year of Courageous Conversations.

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CONFRONTING PREJUDICE
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

CONFRONTING PREJUDICE

How should we respond to discrimination when we encounter it? How do we respectfully correct misinformation or stereotypes we may hear at home, school or work? How can we counteract biases from xenophobia to homophobia? What does it mean to be a good ally or upstander? Join us at Barrington’s White House for the sixth session of A Year of Courageous Conversations.

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CHALLENGING SEPARATION
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

CHALLENGING SEPARATION

The demographic maps are clear: we sort ourselves geographically and socially based on race & class. Where we live and spend our time can inflame polarization and harm social mobility. How can we become more proximate to people with different lived experiences? How can we disrupt patterns of segregation for greater diversity & inclusion? Join us at Barrington’s White House for the seventh session of A Year of Courageous Conversations.

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PAYING IT FORWARD
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

PAYING IT FORWARD

How does our spending and giving align with our values? How can we be more conscientious consumers and investors? How can we share resources for the common good? Let's talk about ways we can each be a part of creating a more inclusive economy with social impact investor Jessica Droste Yagan (CEO, Impact Engine) and husband, entrepreneur Sam Yagan (OK Cupid & Match.com). Join us at Barrington’s White House for this seventh session of A Year of Courageous Conversations.

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FOSTERING BELONGING
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

FOSTERING BELONGING

How can we reduce polarization, resolve conflict, and ensure everyone’s story is heard and valued? Let’s talk about bridge-building and peacemaking to foster greater understanding, healing and belonging. Join us at Barrington’s White House for this ninth session of A Year of Courageous Conversations.

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PRACTICING COURAGE
Jun
10
7:00 PM19:00

PRACTICING COURAGE

How can we apply what we've learned through this series in our everyday lives? Courage Fellows share their learnings, pledges & commitments—and invite friends & neighbors to put these ideas into practice. Join us at Barrington’s White House for the final session of A Year of Courageous Conversations.

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PRACTICING MINDFULNESS
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

PRACTICING MINDFULNESS

Our lives are stressful and busy, and our anxiety can impact our social interactions, especially those with whom we disagree. How can we practice mindfulness to bring our attention to the present moment, allow ourselves to think & breathe, and create space between ourselves & our reactions? Join us at Barrington’s White House for the second session of A Year of Courageous Conversations.

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DEFINING COURAGE
Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

DEFINING COURAGE

Join us at Barrington’s White House for the first session of A Year of Courageous Conversations. What does it mean to have courage? What are we afraid of? Let's learn about the neuroscience of fear & courage, what is really going on inside our brains, and what tools & techniques we can use to control & respond to fear when it blocks our progress.

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