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It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race™ Youth Edition Facilitator Information

Thank You for Facilitating!

Thank you for your commitment to facilitate conversations at this year’s It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race™ Youth Edition. We are grateful for your dedication and passion for racial justice and this amazing event. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be hosting It’s Time to Talk virtually this year. Moving to a virtual format will impact how we facilitate, and we have developed this webpage to include all the information you’ll need to adapt to the changes.

It is vital that you read through the information included below and any email communications prior to the event. Please note, this information is strictly for those registered to facilitate at the event — we ask that it isn’t shared or forwarded to others. If you have any questions, please contact Deqa Sayid at

Facilitator Schedule

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

  • 11:45 am – 12:00 pm: Facilitator Registration (Zoom will be open, facilitators must join by 12:00 pm
  • 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: Facilitator Prep Meeting (Please note: the Zoom link for this meeting will be different from the link you will use during the event program. The Zoom link you will use to access the event program will be provided separately before the event and during the prep meeting.)
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race™ Youth Edition event program

Register for Prep Meeting

Conversation Guidelines

Hosting facilitated dialogues virtually is new for all of us. The biggest change is how we get you the packets with the tools you need for facilitation. Below you will find both the conversation guidelines and the questions.

  • What you share within the context of the conversation is confidential, honored and respected.
  • Use “I” statements. No one speaks for another or for the entire group.
  • Focus on your own experiences.
  • Be honest and willing to share.
  • Listen with curiosity and the willingness to learn and change.
  • Resist the desire to interrupt.
  • Be brief and share the time equitably.
  • Be open to the kernel of wisdom in each person’s story.

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