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An explanation of The Four Agreements and the Six Conditions of the Courageous Conversations Protocol.

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  1. 1. The Four Agreements Courageous Conversations Protocol
  2. 2. To participate effectively in interracial dialogue about race, the first step is to commit to honoring and practicing the Four Agreements of Courageous Conversation. Embracing these agreements will allow educators to engage, sustain, and deepen interracial dialogue.
  3. 3. 1. Stay Engaged This means remaining morally, emotionally, intellectually, and relationally involved in the dialogue To stay engaged is to not let your heart and mind “check out” of the conversation while leaving you body seated at the table Resist the natural inclination to move away from the conversation by disengaging
  4. 4. 2. Speak Your Truth Means being absolutely honest about your thoughts, feelings, and opinions and not just saying what you perceive others want to hear To not speak our truth often leads to deeper confusion, mistrust, and misunderstanding Speaking your own personal truth allows you to fully engage and develop your racial consciousness
  5. 5. 3. Experience Discomfort Means engaging in tough conversations that may make you feel uncomfortable Agreeing to experience discomfort allows you to deal with the reality of race and racism in an honest and forthright way This is how we “build muscle”, increasing our tolerance for discomfort so that we increase our ability to address the challenges associated with racial achievement disparity
  6. 6. 4. Expect/Accept Non-closure Committing to an ongoing dialogue Rule out any possibility of discovering a “quick fix” There is no technical solution
  7. 7. The Six Conditions Courageous Conversations Protocol
  8. 8. 1. Focus on Personal, Local, and Immediate What are my own racial attitudes, beliefs, and expectations? Always speak from a place of “I” I feel… I believe...
  9. 9. 2. Isolate Race The critical need to address race explicitly and intentionally Identify your race when speaking I’m Brandon and I am a white male… As a white male, I believe...
  10. 10. 3. Normalize Social Construction & Multiple Perspectives Different racial groups offering different points of view as determined and defined by their shared racial experiences The social construction is not just the dominant narrative, our social construction is from our experiences
  11. 11. 4. Monitor Agreements, Conditions, and Establish Parameters Keeping us all at the table by focusing on the dialogue process as a way of ensuring greater safety and sustained, deeper introspection Checking in through the protocol and identifying where we are on the Compass.
  12. 12. 5. Use a “Working Definition” for Race Differentiated from “nationality” and “ethnicity” Examining and understanding how race is lived differently by white people and by people of color
  13. 13. 6. Examine the Presence and Role of “Whiteness” Understanding how racial assimilation is present in everyday life Where is “whiteness” playing out in each situation?
  14. 14. Courageous Conversations Compass
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An explanation of The Four Agreements and the Six Conditions of the Courageous Conversations Protocol.


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