Goal: To develop a diverse group of emerging young leaders so they can contribute to inter-racial healing locally and across the globe.
Who: College students who have demonstrated an interest in the scholarly study of race and race relations and are interested in facilitating productive conversations about race using the Courageous Conversation™ framework.
What: Fellows will receive extensive training and support that draws on the 25 year history of Courageous Conversation™ by Pacific Educational Group and will engage in the following:
- Courageous Equity Leadership Fellows will host and facilitate regularly scheduled conversations about race on their campus.
- Fellows will collaborate with their counterparts from other universities, via an online platform throughout the year.
- Courageous Equity Fellows will develop forums and activities to foster intra-racial and inter-racial relationships on campus.
- Fellows will work with the Courageous Conversation Global Foundation to mitigate racial trauma and facilitate healing when incidents of racial strife occur in their communities.
How: Fellows will participate in an online training modules and receive individual coaching in the Protocol for Courageous Conversation™. Upon completion of the programs, the will receive CELF Practitioner Certification. Certified Fellows will be able to:
- Define each component of the CCAR Protocol;
- Understand the personal and interpersonal purpose of each part of the Protocol;
- Apply Protocol when analyzing and developing meaning around current and critical events on campus and in the broader community;
- Apply Protocol when engaging with others;
- Utilize the Protocol to guide others in racial literacy development and healthy racial discourse;
- Consistently engage in self-reflection and mindfulness to process through racialized fears, triggers and obstacles;
- Craft, expand, and articulate his/her Racial Autobiography™