Hopes & Fears Event Series: Conversations for healing
Hopes & Fears is Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s monthly series of conversations about and amplifying the Black experience during these turbulent times.
In this series, we explore the state of our nation, injustice and systematic racism, and its impact on the Black community. Designed with the goal of engaging the entire community, the evening sessions bring together the range of voices within the Black community, from the spirit of our youth to the wisdom of our elders.
Our goal is to virtually recreate the realness of kitchen table conversations, making space where not just students, but parents, grandparents, allies, faculty and community members can have restorative conversations that reveal our hopes and move us beyond the fears.
Parents dilemma: Raising outspoken children in today’s America
When our children are young, we teach them to speak their mind, to stand up for what is right. But for Black parents, this desire comes with a heavyweight - how to balance the need for expression when marked against the reality of systemic racism and a state that is seemingly stacked against their children. At this month’s virtual kitchen table, our panel tackles the issue of hopes vs reality and what our children are showing us with their courage to speak out.
Missed the prior session? JUNE: A Conversation with Black Students
The first session of the series was a Conversation with Black students. The live-streamed event can be accessed here.