The Orlando Mayor’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Commission in partnership with the Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) at Valencia are proud to present The DREAM Community Dialogue Series. These workshops focus on our shared humanity with an exploration of race, privilege, religion, gender, sexual orientation, bias, systems of privilege and oppression and practical application. Through these dialogues, a sense of honesty, reflection, critical thinking, and openness in the community are fostered. These workshops create a safe spaces for dialogue within our local communities. The Dream Series consist of six highly interactive, multi-media workshops over a selected period, creating sustained dialogue and culture, while building trust and relationship within the community. The workshops are custom tailored to address the concerns of the organization and community. The workshops build on each other, one after the other, to create an integrated series with an end game in mind- a renewed mindset about the value of relationship, community and trust within the local community.
In this culminating workshop, participants will pull together the knowledge, skills and practices learned over the course of the series and put them into practice. Using real life conflict techniques from the community, participants will work in groups to analyze the scenarios, consider common pitfalls of addressing conflicts, and explore approaches that are more positive. Integrating reflective practice and the Principles for How We Treat Each Other, participants will consider the new set of tools in their toolkits to navigate the challenges they face daily in their faith, community and spheres of influence. Each workshop will a bibliography with suggested readings and resources to encourage continued learning, conversation and exploration beyond the workshop setting.
Thursday, April 29 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm