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.
The bottom line is simple: we want Whites and People of Color to get to know each other personally and use this unique discussion format to test their fears, debunk stereotypes, and develop empathy.
UNITY360I Cultural Events
Our programming has become a highly anticipated annual event in South Florida that typically reaches capacity with community members who want to experience the history, literature, poetry, music, film, art and dance education honoring and celebrating the contributions of the African Diaspora.
Enriching, educational community programming that explores a diversity of thought and expands the opportunity for people with varying identities to come together - through history, arts and culture - to share in deep dialogue toward racial healing, true inclusivity, and belonging.
The strategic objectives:
(1) Convene and facilitate environments that allow for difficult dialogue without blame or shame to advance racial healing.
(2) Help participants develop a shared understanding and vocabulary around systemic and structural racism.
(3) Expand understanding of historic patterns, centering the impact of racism and violence on health equity.
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accountability & Sustainability (I.D.E.A.S.)
We provide training for businesses, organizations, and educational institutions. Our goal is to support transformation towards an organizational culture that is inclusive in where all work colleagues experience belonging and feel valued in order to thrive and be most productive. We utilize facilitators trained in restorative practice to create experiential content that is engaging. Our training is tailored to our client-partner’s needs through Organizational Assessments and an initial Awkward Experience that will identify any potential areas of improvement or challenges to work through and develop strategies for more effective outcomes.