September 28 , 2016, noon to 2 p.m.


Jon Catherwood-Ginn and Shawanda Williams
Catherwood-Ginn is with partnerships and engagement at the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech. Williams is a mediator and trainer.


Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, M 210
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

In this workshop, participants learn a series of techniques, rooted in mediation and applied theatre. Through these techniques, the class will practice navigating difficult conversations around race in order to foster reflexivity and build skills to:

  • Understand and foster empathy.
  • Gain experience with reflexive conversations.
  • Develop skills for navigating difficult moments.