“Let’s Step Out Of Our Comfort Zone”

“Let’s Step Out Of Our Comfort Zone”

“It is said that ‘The Greatest Tragedy in life is not that people aim to high and miss, it it that people aim to low and hit.” Prince EA

Two years ago, I introduced and have been facilitating a facebook group named The Last Conversation.  The description of the conversation is included below the video.

There is an aspect of that conversation, however, I have been withholding due to its sensitivity.  I have been reluctant to introduce it because of my discomfort in sharing it.  It is concerned with the extent to which relations among people are limited due to the various differences in people’s skin color and my view that the underlying and fundamental basis of this issue stems from people identifying themselves and others as white.

This video has inspired me to step out of my comfort zone.

I am introducing and inviting you to participate in The Last Conversation (With white people)  You may participate by commenting below and attending online webinars and local events scheduled on this site from time to time.

I look forward to your participation.

Oscar Carter
That Which Works

P.S. To provide a general context to this conversation, perhaps, you may be interested in reading Dismantle White White Supremacy Culture in Schools in particular by Joe Truss Diversity Toolkit:  A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege by Jeremy Goldbach and Not Every Black Child Survives Private School by Arah Iloabugichukwu

The Last Conversation is an open conversation intended to enhance relations among participants.

Participants endeavor to rid themselves of biases that infringe or potentially infringe upon other participants comfort and well-being. Participants seek to find “that which works” rather than that which may be considered Right or Wrong. No one necessarily expected to compromise their particular beliefs, views or opinions. However, when conflict arises, that infringes upon another’s comfort, well-being or personal fulfillment, even if one were merely to say so, again participants inquire and endeavor to find that which works.

There are three fundamental and foundational principles of the conversation.

1. Participants respect, and in fact, honor the other’s beliefs, points of view and opinions.

2. Participants are willing to share their personal biases.

3. Participants endeavor to  allow every to feel comfortable in expressing themselves.

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