Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Dr. Martin Kuther King, Jr. Commission will host a six-part community dialogue series in partnership with the Valencia College Peace and Justice Institute (Website), kicking-off on Thursday, January 21.

“The Dream Series” will feature a series of virtual workshops where participants can explore race, systems of privilege, and oppression, with a goal of strengthening the value of community, relationships, and trust in the City of Orlando.

Each workshop is free but advanced registration is required and can be done so via THIS LINK.

Thursday, January 21, 2021 
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Dream Series Session 1: Waking Up to Our Shared Humanity 

Virtual Meeting 

 Facilitators will share the stories of their unique paths of identity development and the powerful changes it brought to their lives.  
 Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-dream-community-dialogue-series-tickets-135746500437 

Thursday, February 4, 2021 
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Dream Series Session 2: Understanding Bias 

Virtual Meeting 

Participants will learn about the emerging science of implicit bias, fundamental attribution error, and confirmation bias. 
Registration opens on January 22, 2021, at mlkorlando.com

Thursday, February 18, 2021 
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Dream Series Session 3: Conversations on Race 

Virtual Meeting 

 Participants will discuss the topic of race and how it affects each of their daily lives and consider action steps to help move forward together toward more equitable communities.  
 Registration opens on February 5, 2021, at mlkorlando.com

Thursday, March 4, 2021 
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Dream Series Session 4: Understanding Privilege 

Virtual Meeting 

 Participants will gain an understanding of what is meant by privilege (unearned advantage) and explore multiple areas of privilege, including white privilege. 
 Registration opens February 19, 2021, at mlkorlando.com

Thursday, March 18, 2021 
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Dream Series Session 5: Family Conversations on Race 

Virtual Meeting 

 Participants are invited to explore methods to discuss racial topics within the family and personal spheres of influence.  
 Registration opens March 5, 2021, at mlkorlando.com

Thursday, April 8, 2021
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Dream Series Session 6: Moving into Action: Becoming an Ally 
Virtual Meeting 

 Participants will pull together the knowledge, skills, and practices learned over the course of the series and put them into practice.  
 Registration opens March 19, 2021, at mlkorlando.com

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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