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Introduction to Courageous Conversations about Race

Hosted by St. Louis Park Community Education

  • Date: May 18, 2018 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Lenox Community Center, Room 109
    6715 Minnetonka Blvd.
    St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55426
  • Introduction: Race matters, but few people want to or are able to discuss it in a direct, compassionate and sustainable manner.

As part of its journey in advancing race equity, the city of St. Louis Park is helping to spread the word about these classes offered by St. Louis Park Community Education.

Race matters, but few people want to or are able to discuss it in a direct, compassionate and sustainable manner. What becomes possible when we intentionally and proactively develop the skill to engage and center race in such conversations in a manner that is authentic, compassionate and generative? This course is designed for anyone who is interested in such a process and experience. Whether you are a parent, an educator, an activist or anyone in between seeking to address race more effectively in personal and professional contexts, Courageous Conversation is for you. 

Instructor Luis Versailles is a second-generation Afro-Cuban American, born and raised in Bloomington, Minn. His bilingual and bicultural life experiences have fueled his passion for fostering racial, linguistic and cultural equity in education for all students. Each class qualifies for 3.0 hours General CEUs; certificates available at class. 

Available classes:

  • Feb. 16, noon-3 p.m. (AEL597A)
  • March 3, 9 a.m.-noon (AEL597C)
  • March 15, 6-9 p.m. (AEL597B)
  • April 14, 9 a.m.-noon (AEL797B)
  • May 1, 6-9 p.m. (AEL797A)
  • May 18, noon-3 p.m. (AEL97C)

To register visit the St. Louis Park Community Education website or call 952.928.6442.