Safe Spaces vs. Brave Spaces

Clearly stated elements of a brave space here:

Also, from

“A safe space is ideally one that doesn’t incite judgment based on identity or experience – where the expression of both can exist and be affirmed without fear of repercussion and without the pressure to educate. While learning may occur in these spaces, the ultimate goal is to provide support.

A brave space encourages dialogue. Recognizing difference and holding each person accountable to do the work of sharing experiences and coming to new understandings – a feat that’s often hard, and typically uncomfortable.
We’d be remiss to simply hear the new term brave space and throw the old one out like a mistake we’d like to quickly forget. The reality is: they’re different spaces, providing different outcomes. And on alternative breaks, we should be balancing both.”

How to Cultivate Belonging in a Divided Culture

Brené Brown’s new book explores how our society can move past shame and hate toward empathy, connection, and true belonging.

Rather than doing experiments or quantitative analyses, Brown’s qualitative research (much of which has not been published in peer-reviewed journals) involves conducting long interviews with people and then identifying concepts and patterns in what they say. Through this process, she’s discovered four practices shared by people who have a sense of true belonging—actions we should take in our society if we want to come together across our differences.

You can read about the 4 KEYS here: How to Cultivate Belonging in a Divided Culture



Structural Racism Timeline – ERASE Racism

Structural racism involves the cumulative and compounding effects of an array of societal factors including the history, culture, ideology, and interactions of institutions and policies that systematically privilege white people and disadvantage people of color. See a timeline here: Structural Racism Timeline – ERASE Racism