Reach Partners is grateful to be able to sponsor this month's GROUP THINK. This month's format will feature 60 minutes of facilitated small group conversations at tables. The theme is a public conversation about who we know and who we are.
How does the composition of your street or neighborhood compare or contrast with the demographics of your city? Which eight people outside of your immediate family and coworkers do you spend the most time with each month? How many of those people share your race? What do you have in common with a majority of the people whose social media posts you see each day? Do you have close friends whose fundamental convictions clash with yours?
How many times each week do you have meaningful conversations with someone of a different race who has comparable professional or socioeconomic status? When did you last comment on power or privilege in your social circles? How many groups do you interact with each month in which a majority of members have a racial identity different from yours?