The goal of this three-part series is to help people manage difficult conversations in spaces with school-aged children in relation to the current cultural moment (e.g. conversations about race and equity in schools and Covid protocols). Led by Jessica Hochman and Tonya Leslie of We Need 2 Talk, each webinar introduces Epoch Education’s RIR Protocol (Recognize, Interrupt, Repair): a tool for managing difficult conversations.
In this session, the third in the three-part series, the presenters draw from examples in current events as well as the concerns expressed by the METRO community in session 1. They do a deep dive into the “Interrupt” part of the RIR protocol, because as library folks themselves, We Need 2 Talk often approaches interruption through inquiry. In this session, viewers will learn strategies for asking questions that help build understanding and uncover what’s below the surface in moments of conflict, toward potential repair.