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Ten Facilitation Tips for Navigating Conversations about Race

Tip 1: Set ground rules with everyone at the initial meeting.

Tip 2: Be mindful of the language you use.

Tip 3: Make space for everyone to check-in with one another at the beginning of your discussions.

Tip 4: Continuously acknowledge the hopes, concerns, and fears that everyone brings into the room when discussing -isms.

Tip 5: Encourage communication between all group members.

Tip 6: Participate by actively listening and sharing.

Tip 7: Be open to being challenged and to challenge others.

Tip 8: Leave room for further inquiry and bring closure to each topic.

Tip 9: Take care of yourself and encourage everyone to do the same.

Tip 10: Ask for guidance when you want or need it.

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