After the dynamic discussion during the first ACT Town Hall, the ACT Institute will continue offering a platform to continue moving the conversation forward with Affinity Group Session for ACT Practitioners to debrief around the historical impacts of white supremacy, systemic racism & police brutality.
Affinity groups are spaces for people of similar racial or ethnic backgrounds to gather and process together around issues which impact our communities. The ACT Institute would like to role model the facilitation of affinity groups, with the hope that it will support African, Afro-American, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latinx Practitioners, POC (People of Color) Practitioners and White Ally Practitioners. This may be something that could eventually be implemented within agencies.
The calls will take place via zoom links, listed below (note: each call has a separate link to join.) Each affinity group will report back to the next town hall meeting.
We encourage you to join and share your experiences and how we can come together to work toward changing the narrative!
A zoom link will be emailed to ACT Practitioners to join the group. Contact ACT Institute at ACTinst@nyspi.columbia.edu if you have any questions.