Opportunities for peace and understanding.
Center for Peace Victoria desires to bring our community together for
meaningful conversations in creative ways.
What is the Equity Challenge?
How does it work?
Are you in?
- The Equity Challenge is a commitment to devote 10-15 minutes a day for 7 days to learn about the history and impacts of racism in the Crossroads and the different ways that bias, prejudice, privilege, and oppression show up in our everyday lives.
- With this deeper understanding of the history and impacts of racism and how it shapes different people’s lived experience, we can all learn how best to do our part to make positive change in our community.
- The Equity Challenge is an enlightening journey for everyone – no matter where you come from or how you identify yourself. Along with new perspectives, you’ll receive examples and tools of how you can help undo racism build racial equity and justice.
- Participation is private, free, and anonymous.
How does it work?
- Participants will complete this brief survey to sign up.
- They will download the 7-day Equity Challenge Daily Activity Log and use this to document your learnings as you go along.
- Every morning of the 7-day Challenge, participants will receive an email prompt with readings, videos, or podcasts that last 10-15 minutes.
- If they choose, participants can share reflections and “Aha!” moments using the hashtags #unitedforequity, #equitychampions, and #VCUWequitychallenge. Don’t forget to follow Victoria County United Way on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so you can see what people are learning!
- On July 27th we’ll be convening participants in the Equity Challenge via zoom to debrief together, identify shifts we can take as individuals and organizations to advance equity, and to inform the purpose of the United Way as we move forward in our impact work. Participants will be invited to the virtual meeting when their registration is received.
Are you in?
- Please share the Challenge with your friends, workplaces, and social groups! The Social Media post and link to our website are completely sharable.
- Consider creating a group within your workplace, church, or social network to go through the Challenge together!
- Think about hosting or joining a small discussion group. Let us know and we’ll send you a handy facilitator’s guide!
Better Angels Red Blue Online Workshop
Watch for more information about an online "Depolarization Within" version this fall.
We are looking for a Red and Blue organizer. These persons would be responsible for helping register 5-7 participants from either the red or blue side. Click here to email CFPV if you are interested. Watch for the Facebook event on Facebook and on the website in April to register.
See below for more details on the workshop.
Better Angels Red Blue Workshops bring Republicans and Democrats together to listen and learn from one another and find areas of commonality. Better Angels Red or Blue Skills Workshops teach participants how to speak to the other side in a way that they will listen. Danna Cole is a trained moderator for both workshops. To find out how to schedule a workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about Better Angels, visits their website at www.better-angels.org or click here or here to read about our Victoria Better Angel workshop in the Victoria Advocate.
Community Book Reads
Partnering with the Victoria Angela Program and the Victoria Public Library, Center for Peace Victoria hopes to bring people together to discuss difficult topics, such as racism, criminal injustices, immigration or poverty, by reading books together as a community. (See announcement above for current book).
Facilitated Dialogue Workshops
Through facilitated dialogue, participants can work through conflict in a safe, structured environment, Dialogues may center around conflicts, interfaith communication or differences in political or social perspectives.
To take the first steps to become a trained facilitator, attend the next Transformative Dialogue workshop by Quantum Circles Training and Consulting in Victoria, TX,
Click here for more information:
Conversations Over Coffee
Conversations Over Coffee events bring community members together to engage in meaningful conversations about topics relevant to the community by discussing three thought-provoking questions.