Talking About Race

IF YOU’RE READING THIS, CHANCES ARE THAT YOU’RE INTERESTED IN TALKING ABOUT RACE Article by M.F. Something happened in 2020 or 2021 that got your attention, and got you to our website. It could have been what caught my attention: the killing of Black persons by police in incidents that could have gone differently, could have gone better, without the…

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“Listening to Understand” Introduction/Demonstration

“Listening to Understand” Intro/Demo We hope you’ll enjoy this introduction and demonstration of a communication tool known as “Listening to Understand”. In it, two people take turns sharing their view point and beliefs on a contentious topic. While one person speaks, the other engages in active listening, mirroring back what they hear the other person saying and genuinely being present…

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Book Notes: Listening to Understand Continues

Book Notes: Listening to Understand Continues By Jazc • See No Stranger:  A Memoir & Manifesto of Revolutionary Love by Valarie Kaur.    Unrealistic idealism or the gift of imagination that is required to allow us to survive? In recognition of the International Day of Tolerance celebrated on November 16 and as a great follow up to BIG’s October 29…

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International Day for Tolerance- Nov. 16

International Day for Tolerance Nov. 16   By MF “Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human.”  -UNESCO’s 1995 Declaration of Principles on Tolerance   What exactly is tolerance? Some believe that being tolerant of another person’s belief results in giving up something of yourself,…

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Notice of Demonstration Schedule Changes

NOTICE OF CHANGE WITH BIG’S WEEKLY DEMONSTRATIONS AT THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 101 and 42s  Please be aware that as of this December, 2022, demonstrations by BIG at this corner will be happening only on Wednesdays and Fridays.  The demonstration times will still be Wednesdays from 3:30pm – 4:30pm and Fridays from 2:00pm – 3:00pm.  Please join with BIG at these times in support…

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Meet the Candidates Forum Video Link

MISSED THE CANDIDATE FORUM?  WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED! If you were not able to join the Bandon Inclusivity Group (BIG) on Saturday, October 15, for our first candidate forum, do not despair! Just click HERE for video of the forum.  See the three candidates presenting their priorities and answering questions prepared by the BIG core group and audience participants.  The three…

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Invitation to the BIG Book Club

Invitation to BIG Book Club By ATC BIG Newsletter Subscribers, Website Readers and Friends, We would like to invite you to join our Book Club starting this Fall season. We wish to create a safe, trustful and peaceful environment during our discussions of select book titles; primarily focusing on racial injustice towards Black Americans in the U.S., but remaining open…

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The Continuing Conversation About BIG’s Future

The Continuing Conversation About BIG’s Future* By WF, PN & JAZC Bandon Inclusivity Group (BIG) is ready to take the next step. IT’S TIME TO TALK! BIG traces its beginnings back to the response of a lone Bandon High School graduate to the murder of George Floyd.  When the street demonstration for racial justice at the intersection of the 101…

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August BIG Recommended Books

August BIG Book Recommendations By MF I am often seeking books that help me understand the human condition, and how our society either helps or hurts it. Because I tend to doze off while reading, I am a fan of audio books, which I listen to while doing my chores, hiking, or gardening. Recently I have “read” these books in…

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Peace Circles at Library

NEW ! Peace Circles at Bandon Library !  BIG has been holding weekly Peace Circles on Zoom for several months. We are looking to expand this offering to include people wanting an in-person experience. We will begin by holding a hybrid Zoom/in-person at the Bandon Library Logan Room on Tuesday, August 2, 4:45-5:45 pm. Our hope is to continue with…

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BIG Invites Anyone Interested in Peaceful Change

BIG Invites Anyone Interested in Peaceful Change BIG (Bandon Inclusivity Group) invites anyone interested in peaceful change-making to stand with us during our weekly demonstrations at the intersection of Highways 101 and 42S: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 pm and Fridays 2:00-3:00 pm. BIG weekly demonstrations began June 3, 2020 with a lone woman standing at the intersection of Highways 101…

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