School of Health and Human Sciences

The Department of Peace and Conflict Studies invites you to a Panel Discussion on Collaborative Community, White Privilege, and Racial Equity. This event will be held via Zoom next Wednesday, October 28th from 6:30 PM- 8:00 PM. 

Event Description: Intentional communities and other consensus-oriented groups can often end up unconsciously perpetuating inequity and white supremacy within their group culture. How can collaborative groups address racism, work for racial equity, and move closer towards their goals of shifting from competitive to cooperative group culture?

Crystal Byrd Farmer
Crystal is a North Carolina native active in the cohousing and polyamorous communities. An engineer turned educator, she speaks and writes about ways communities can be more welcoming to people of all kinds of backgrounds. Crystal is the website editor for Black & Poly, an organization promoting healthy polyamorous relationships for people of color. She also serves on the Editorial Review Board of Communities Magazine published by the Global Ecovillage Network-United States. Her book The Token: Common Sense Ideas for Increasing Diversity in Your Organization will be published in late 2020.

Joe Cole
Joe is an Academic Professional Assistant Professor in the Peace and Conflict Studies Department at UNC-Greensboro. He has a Ph.D. in Philosophy, and works as a consultant, facilitator, and trainer for collaborative groups. He has lived in Pacifica Cohousing Community in Carrboro, NC, and is currently a member of Common Ground Ecovillage. Joe is a co-author of “Culture Change or Same Old Society? Consensus, Sociocracy, and White Supremacy Culture”, in Communities Magazine, #184.

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