talking circle/racial issues
rnorris at digital.net
Fri Feb 9 11:39:37 PST 2001
I too have used the video "The Color of Fear". It is a powerful venue for discussion. The last group I used it with was for 22 U.S. Marine Corps Generals (newly promoted to General) as a part of their Executive Indoctrination program. The group immediately "closed ranks" while in public (the indoc formal setting). But I noticed when on breaks they were discussing the in smaller groups. I decided to put them on a permanent break for the duration of the session for discussions in groups of their own choosing. At the end of the day they "hotwashed" (a marine term for a closing circle). The depth of their awareness was stunning. Bear in mind this occurred before I was introduced to OST or talking circles. Had I been Open Space connected I would have started that way in the first place as it was kind of where we ended up anyways.
U.S. Navy (Retired)
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From: Jan Nickerson
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Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2001 4:04 PM
Subject: Re: talking circle/racial issues
In a message dated 2/7/01 12:53:22 PM Eastern Standard Time,
chris at springbranch.net writes:
Barbara Sliter wrote,
I am wondering if anyone has used something similar in dealing with
racial issues? or with community police issues?
I've often used dialogue in a talking circle accompanying The Color of Fear,
a video about 10 men of diverse ethnic background dialoguing their experience
of racism. Highly highly recommended. www.ColorOfFear.com
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