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Real Talk on Race



6:00pm - 7:00pm


Madden Auditorium




Guest Speaker: Mr. Jeff Dase, Assistant Superintendent of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Decatur Public Schools

Thursday, September 7th, 2023, Mr. Dase will be presenting plans for a 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge. While this Challenge will be implemented in DPS61 from Monday, September 11, 2023, to Monday, October 9, 2023 (Indigenous People’s Day), Mr. Dase would like to invite others in the community to participate.

Following his introduction to the Challenge, the group will be divided into small groups to have conversations about the topic of each of several activities included in the Challenge. These conversations will be facilitated by representatives from Real Talk on Race.

More on RTOR:

Real Talk on Race meets the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month. RTOR is open to all and hopes to help build meaningful conversations and connections in our community.

RTOR has moved to a hybrid in-person/Zoom format for their bi-monthly discussions. Please register below or
email us at to get a link to the meetings.

By the process of having meaningful conversations, we continue to learn what it means to see each other as human beings, which is necessary if we are to find permanent solutions to the injustices related to "race" and to gain insights that will help us to better understand and respond to situations related to "race" that we may encounter in our everyday lives.