Antiracism Study Dialogue Circle
ASDIC Circles are designed to provide you with an in-depth experience to better understand the ways race and racism operate in all of our lives. They will give you greater clarity of thinking, strength of relationship, and effectiveness of action in addressing systemic racism.
The Circle requires a significant time commitment, meeting for ten weekly four-hour sessions. Our guiding text is The White Racial Frame, 2nd edition, 2013, by Joe R. Feagin, with additional readings provided in the ASDIC Manual. Each week we gather to create a safe place for risk-taking, community formation, and acting with care and confidence. The experience includes readings and videos, large and small group discussions, the sharing of our personal stories, and practicing skills to show up and speak up when racism occurs.
ASDIC received the 2010 Facing Race Ambassadors Award, given by The Saint Paul Foundation, and the 2010 Touchstone Award for Inclusiveness, given by the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation. ASDIC Circles are widely described as transformative in their impact on awareness and action.
We are accepting registrations for the next Circle. It will be led by skilled facilitators trained in ASDIC principles and methodology.
Dates and Time: Ten Monday evenings September 9-November 11, with Circle session from 5:10 to 8:40pm and refreshments at 5pm.
Location: We will meet in St Paul’s Midway at 946 West Pierce Butler Route, St Paul, MN 55104.
Unless arrangements are made to miss certain days, participants are asked to commit to participating in all ten sessions of the ASDIC Circle. Advance registration is required.
Readings: Over the course of our ASDIC Circle, we will study the book The White Racial Frame, 2nd edition, 2013, by Joe R. Feagin. Please obtain a copy of this book before the Circle begins. The 300-page ASDIC Manual is provided.
Our guiding text, The White Racial Frame, is available from Amazon for about $40. We have some books on hand for anyone with limited funds.
Cost: $415 with pay-as-able fee structure. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
Fees contribute to the cost of food, program materials (videos and handouts), and stipends to facilitators. There is no profit gained through the hosting of community dialogue circles.
All are welcome to participate regardless of financial circumstances–-extended payments are possible and scholarships are available to allow participants to choose what they pay.
Payment may be made online using the PayPal Donate button below, brought to the first session or mailed to ASDIC Metamorphosis, 190 George St W, St Paul, MN 55107. Checks should be made payable to “ASDIC.” For inquiries, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-558-0452.
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