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Act-Out Equity Stages-of-Awareness Bystander Intervention Scenarios Role-Playing Justice Seeker Intervener Bystander Perpetrator De-escalation Skills

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Remaining CALM, gaining CONTROL of the conversation”

 

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Welcome

Thank you for visiting Act-Out Equity!

Our Mission

Acting Out for Equity

ACT-OUT EQUITY is an experience-based role-play/reenactment or brainstorming initiative that provides participants an opportunity to become more comfortable addressing/advocating/intervening in situations where Black community members are confronted by racist bullies who make aggressive statements or act aggressively toward them.

We provide tools/skills that include Active Listening, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, De-escalation Skills, Non-violent Communication, and MORE, and tips for self-care during, and after what can be triggering conversations.

How To Have
Difficult Conversations

Mission

Becoming comfortable & confident intervening
when a racist bully verbally or physically attacks a Black or non-white citizen(s) and/or how to have those difficult conversations with individuals making racist comments.

Our Mission

What We Do

In the journey to address racism and equity, we realize that there are many people who are uncomfortable and are unsure about how to address racist encounters.

ACT-OUT EQUITY is an initiative that provides training and teaches multiple skills and strategies that prepares participants, who are racial equity/anti-racist allies/advocates an opportunity to become more comfortable and confident to safely intervene in situations where Black and/or non-white citizens are verbally or physically attacked by racist bullies. We, also, address ways confront/have the difficult conversations with individuals (family member, co-worker, boss, staff member, etc.) who make racist comments.

We provide a space to practice scenarios through Role-playing and/or brainstorming strategies and skills we’ve learned.

We have a curriculum that includes several strategies and skills, including, Active Listening, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, De-escalation Skills, Non-violent Communication, and Self-care, Tone-Policing, Trauma Intro, and MORE!

We have our Zoom sessions on Thursdays. 

The sessions are Thursdays from
11:00 a.m. to 12:30/1:00 p.m. ET.

We are currently NOT having the AOE EVENING Sessions; however, if you are not available during the day but you are available at 7:00 p.m.- 8:00 ET, you can contact me and I will meet with you.

We will NOT meet on Holidays.

Please Contact Me if you are interested in participating in our sessions. I will send the Zoom link.

JOIN US for our WEEKLY sessions. 
Come. Listen. Learn. Share.

ADDITIONAL

WAYS YOU CAN ENGAGE

Role-Playing ways to have difficult conversations is an important step to practicing how to intervene and to become a better ally/advocate. Next, it is important to continue listening and learning (VIGOR: Racial Equity Conversations).

At a certain point, you will have gained more knowledge about systemic racism. The NEXT STEP is to DO (“DO Sessions”) something to help change the system and to support the Black community.

BELOW are a few ways to continue “The Work.”

VIGOR: Racial Equity Conversations

DESCRIPTION
Having thosedifficult conversations” about race, racism, white supremacy culture, systemic racism, etc.
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DAY Sessions

Day:         Wednesdays
Time:      11:00 a.m. EST
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EVENING Sessions

We are currently NOT having the VIGOR EVENING Sessions; however, if you are not available during the day but you are available at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 ET, you can contact me and I will meet with you.

We will NOT meet on Holidays.

Contact me to get the Zoom Link.

The CompACTion Network

DESCRIPTION
DO
Sessions
Having conversations” is good, however, it’s time to STEP UP and DO something!

After having difficult conversations, learning about systemic racism, reading books, participating in Book Clubs, watching podcasts/videos, etc., you often ask, “Now what?” or “What can I DO?” We have several suggestions! We are working on some tangible/practical SOLUTIONS that address ways to advocate for and support Black Asheville. JOIN Us!!!
#DOSessions |  * Black-led opportunities *
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DAY Sessions

Day:         TBD – Meet upon availability
                  Mon. / Tues. / Fri. / Sat. / Sun.
Time:      11:00 a.m. EST
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EVENING Sessions

Day:         TBD – Meet upon availability
                  Mon. / Fri. / Sat.
Time:      7:00 p.m. EST

Contact me to get the Zoom Link:

ATTENTION!

ALL of the in-person Racial Equity Initiatives Events are CANCELED, indefinitely, due to the Coronavirus.

We, however, are hosting ZOOM Sessions.
Please contact us to receive information and the ZOOM links.

Please JOIN our Facebook groups and VIEW our WEBSITES for updated information and options for connecting in order to continue our work.

www.facebook.com/groups/ActOutEquity

www.facebook.com/groups/EquityorBust

www.facebook.com/groups/DOSessions