"Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man is a safe place to have the uncomfortable conversations about race that many white people have never been able to have. I want to remove the barriers for why we’ve never had these conversations and to provide a free space for curious white people ask questions they’ve always had but have been too nervous to ask."
- Emmanuel Acho
The Cuyamaca College Professional Development Committee invites you to a workshop series entitled"Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man" that will be facilitated by:
These sessions will promote discussions based on videos available on Emmanuel Acho's YouTube channel. To plan for future sessions, please take a few moments to fill out our form and let us know what experience you'd be interested in completing.
Topic: Intro to UCWABM
Links: Video Clip min 0:00-6:00
1. What are the benefits of discussing race and anti-racism at work?
2. What are the challenges of discussing race and anti-racism at work?
3. How can we prepare ourselves for uncomfortable conversations?
4. What's an appropriate response to injustice?
Topic: How to Move
1. What are your implicit biases? In the video, they called these
Topic: Protesting the National Anthem
1. What was the moment when it became clear to you, why people were protesting/kneeling?
Topic: Race & Religion
Links: Video Clip min 2:45-7:08
1. How has Christianity been a tool of racial oppression and
Topic: Karen and Cancel Culture
Links: Video Clip min 10:15-15:21
1. What is the difference between being “not racist” and being antiracist?
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited: see page 55)
Achieving cultural competency is a process involving human interaction. This course provides a framework for critical reflection, knowledge acquisition, dialogue and best practices. It includes theoretical and practical explorations of attitudes, behavior, institutions, and policies. Students gain skills with people of diverse cultures, languages, socio-economic classes, races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual and gender orientations, special needs and other social identities. Students begin their work toward cultural proficiency by operationalizing, or practicing, cross-cultural knowledge and skills. The course examines privilege and oppression, intersectionality of identities, various groups, barriers to equal access and opportunity, and how cross-cultural competence moves people and institutions toward practices of inclusiveness.
A. How to be an Anti-Racist, Ibram Kendi
B. Make Change, Shaun King
C. Medical Apartheid, Harriet A. Washington
D. Caste, Isabel Wilkerson
E. Seeing Race Again, Crenshaw, Harris, HoSang, Lipsitz
F. Between the World and Me, TA-Nehsi Coates
G. White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo
H. The Origin of California's Community Colleges | The League (ccleague.org)