Exploring Anti-Racist Conversations

ImagoInsights Invites...

Amanda Ruckel and Jake Franklin
from Showing up for Racial Justice, Atlanta (SURJ)

Monday, November 29, 2021

3:30 pm Pacific, 4:30 pm Mountain, 5:30 pm Central, 6:30 pm Eastern for 2 hours

An offhand remark at work, a frustrating post on Facebook, a dinner table conversation that takes a turn for the worst, we’ve all been there. In the heat of the moment, finding the right response and creating an environment for learning is very challenging and requires preparation and practice.

This webinar is limited to 20 participants. Register early to secure your spot!

Description and Learning Objectives

This workshop will introduce participants to a strategy for having compassionate anti-racist conversations centering around connection and storytelling. We will pick a common phrase we hear from people around us and dig into it, asking and exploring difficult questions. For example, how can you make a connection with someone who says “All Lives Matter” that creates a learning conversational space? What personal story can I prepare to inspire curiosity and connection with someone who believes in racial colorblindness? When in my own life have similar biases bubbled up that led me to do, say, or think something problematic?

We’ll spend a lot of time in breakout groups, exploring these questions and building specific strategies to have productive conversations that seek to move people into anti-racist mindsets.

After this course, participants will be able to draw more closely on their own experiences, moral values, and biases in order to have more productive anti-racist conversations. Participants will feel more confident stepping up when witnessing or overhearing microaggressions and racist remarks.

This webinar will NOT be recorded. If you would like to participate, please register before the deadline to attend in person. 

This program is intended for therapists and coaches as well as the general public.

About Amanda & Jake

Amanda Ruckel has over ten years of experience in developing educational programming for children and adults in both the U.S. and abroad. Upon graduating from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Amanda served as a Teach for America Corps Member, teaching English as a Second Language in Houston, TX. She then obtained her Master’s degree in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she subsequently supported global education programming for youth in NYC, Chicago, and later Lebanon, and Liberia, as well as developed and delivered comprehensive training programs for teachers and staff.

She currently works for a major U.S. nonprofit organization, leading strategic partnership and growth initiatives, while continuing to train youth development staff across the country. Amanda has been a member of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Atlanta and has been a co-facilitator for "Exploring Anti-Racist Conversations" workshops for over a year.

Jake Franklin is a veteran Innovation teacher and education reformer. He has been a volunteer facilitator and workshop designer with Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Atlanta for the last two years, designing and facilitating workshops aimed at pushing white audiences to hold each other accountable and bring more white people into anti-racism work.

Pricing and Discounts


Early Bird Discount - 10% off (if registered by 11/22)

IRNA Gold Members - 20% off
IRNA Silver Members - 10% off
Members must be logged in to get discounts.

CEs are NOT available for this course.

100% of the proceeds of the webinar will go towards Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) initiatives.


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Presented by
Amanda Ruckel

and Jake Franklin

This webinar will NOT be recorded and is limited to 20 participants. 

Register early to secure your spot!

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