Part 1: Getting Together. In the first part of the session, we will focus on "getting together," both literally and figuratively. We will get to know one another as people and as racial justice advocates. We will also "get together" in terms of our racial justice philosophy. We will talk about the philosophy and models used at to talk about racial justice and examine some of the common missing bricks you will come across in your facilitation work.
• Part 2: Circle and Facilitation. In the second part of the session, we will delve into the benefits and origins of circle dialogue. We will learn the mechanics of the circle and the use of the talking piece. We will then get into the role of the facilitator and the traits that are beneficial and detrimental to facilitation.
• Part 3: Practice Makes Practice. So, none of us will ever be perfect, but with practice we get better and better each time we facilitate. This third part of the session will be devoted to practicing your new facilitation skills. You will take turns acting as facilitator and circle participant.