Brown Bag Lunch: White fragility and the racial status quo

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BRATTLEBORO — All Brown Bag Lunch events take place from noon to 1 p.m. at the Robert H Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., and are free and open to the public.

On Monday, experience a joyful workweek kickoff with playful guided meditation followed by time to decompress with coloring and light music. All supplies provided for coloring. Facilitated by Dr. Beau Foshee, New England Wellness Group.

On Tuesday, Evangelina Holvino will discuss how white people can't tolerate even a minimum amount of racial stress. Talking about race and racism triggers a range of defensive moves such as anger, fear, guilt, arguing or withdrawing. These responses prevent dialogue and maintain racial inequality. How do we see this in our private and public life and what can we do about it?

On Wednesday, enter into a heartful conversation . Will we be u nited or divided? Where do we go from here? Hosted by the Democracy Forum and facilitated by Wendy Webber, founder of "The Heart of Change is We the People." On Thursday, learn how to prepare for a career f air . This is an info session for those who need guidance on how to prepare for the Career Expo being held at the River Garden on Oct. 19. With Kathryn Knaeble, Vermont Department of Labor.

On Friday, discover what c an you l earn from h orses? It's very important to have a good relationship when the other participant weighs ten times more than you do! We'll discuss what causes aggression and how to deal with fear (yours and others). Gincy Bunker has provided Foundation Teaching to riders of all ages for 70 years.

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