Dialogue about Race: Black and White

Course Dates: 
First 4 weeks: March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 2018
Thursdays, 2-4 p.m.
Cynthia Berryman-Fink
Michael J. Carter
Course Catalogs: 
2018 Spring

We will examine and discuss issues of race from both personal and societal perspectives through the use of videos and readings. Topics will include: prejudice, white privilege and disparities in health, wealth, education, housing and justice. We will examine cultural competency skills and personal contributions to racial healing.

Course outline

Cynthia Berryman-Fink (berrymanfink@gmail.com) was a professor of communication at the University of Cincinnati for 31 years. She taught courses in interpersonal, group, management, gender and leadership communication. Cindy published six books and more than 40 articles and was a communication consultant to corporate, non-profit, educational and Michael Cartergovernment organizations. Michael J. Carter (minister@uusv.org) serves as the minister for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Swannanoa Valley. He is a diversity and anti-racism consultant who has been recognized by President Bill Clinton for his efforts. Michael has worked with Building Bridges here in Asheville and was trained by the Unitarian Universalist denomination as an anti-racism trainer.