CENTER FOR THE HEALING OF RACISM
|5200 Fannin #203
Houston, Texas 77004
|Cherry Steinwender, Co-Director
Barbara Hacker, Co-Director
|P.O. Box 27327
Houston, Texas 77277
e-mail: email@example.com website: www.hal-pc.org/~sysboyd
Tel/Fax: 713/520-RACE (8226) To volunteer: 713/462-0981
Newsletter submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org (713)528-1965
Newberry Communications, P.O. Box 980631, Houston, Texas 77098
GUIDELINES FOR SHARING
We have come together to try to learn about the disease of racism and promote a healing process.
Sharing is voluntary.
We want to create a safe, loving and respectful atmosphere.
Sharing is about one's own feelings, experiences, perceptions, etc.
We are not always going to agree or see everything the same way and that's O.K.
Each person has a right to and responsibility for his or her own feelings, thoughts, and beliefs.
It is important to avoid criticism or judgement about another person's sharing, point of view, and/or feelings.
Avoid getting tied up in debate and argument. It rarely changes anything or anyone and tends to ultimately inhibit the sharing.
We can only change ourselves. Our change and growth may, however, inspire someone else.
Refrain from singling out any individual as "representing" his or her group or issue.
It is important to give full attention to whomever is talking.
Feelings are important.
We will surely make mistakes in our efforts, but mistakes are occasions for learning and forgiving.
We may laugh and cry together, share pain, joy, fear, or anger.
Hopefully we will leave these meetings with a deeper understanding and a renewed hope for the future of humanity.
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