PDA Event: Navigating Difficult Conversations About Race: Awkward Dinners

Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Awkward Dinners are intended to gather small groups of diners in public or private spaces for facilitated discussions on race. In contrast with our award-winning Unity360 Community Race Dialogues, where we can have from 30 to 70 participants, Awkward Dinners provide a more intimate setting in which to express feelings and be heard, and the chance to learn how to disrupt racism in our daily lives.  The “awkward” part comes when participants step outside of their comfort zones to share and learn from diverse perspectives on race.https://southfloridapoc.org/programs/#Dinners 

Join us for this interactive webinar where Roni and Ithan will share their success stories and how you can modify these strategies for your organization.  The session will include instructions on how to design, facilitate and evaluate these programs and how to keep the conversations going after the event ends. 


Roni Bennett is the co-founder and executive director of the non-profit, South Florida People of Color (SFPoC). Its mission is to eradicate racism and bigotry by providing creative opportunities for open dialogue and personal connections across the racial and ethnic divide. Ms. Bennett manages the group’s daily operations and finances and co-creates and executes the group’s programs. She directs the volunteer staff and committees.

Ithan Payne is a full-service creative/art direction and brand identity development professional specializing in consulting small to large companies, entrepreneurs, civic organizations & non-profits in building dynamic brand identities.

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