The workshop, sponsored by The National Conference for Community and Justice, was held in conjunction with the RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit currently at The MO History Museum.
One of the coolest segments was The Hapa Project, a photo/essay exhibit featuring mixed-race Asians. One of the most touching photos was of a young boy (Filipino, Mexican, Irish) who wrote:
I’m just a very little boy in 5th grade that has nofrands.Interesting RACE factoid:
Diet, health and genetics – not race – determine height.I stopped by the hypertension booth that talked about the stress of racism being a contributing factor regarding the higher rate of hypertension among African Americans.
My blood pressure was 113/80 and my pulse rate was 59 which is normal.
After viewing the exhibit and taking notes on my designated area of reportage, the wealth display, I headed back to the room. After the workshop participants finished viewing the exhibit and before our discussion, we had to read The Group Agreement which read in part:
Listen Be Honest (Embrace Honesty) Speak in the “I” Trust in the Process Work An Issue, Not The Person Lean Into Discomfort
I’m so glad that I was able to participate in this workshop and see the exhibit. And take aways? Some Group Agreement principles can also be applied to weight loss: lean into discomfort, trust the process and be honest.