Intention vs Impact: That’s Funny You Don’t Look, Jewish


Often, what we *say* is not in line with what is *heard* and *felt* by others. In order to strengthen recognition of our ingrained implicit biases, we will investigate the parts of identity (race, gender, sexual orientation, body size, religious and political affiliations, etc.) that feed the assumptions we have of others, both consciously and unconsciously, which cause the often painful discrepancy between “intentions” and “impact.” Using text study, video, and personal stories to support our inquiry, this session will explore why it is so difficult to detect our own blind spots and how to begin increasing our awareness and empathy in order to build more equitable and inclusive camp communities.

  • Keywords: Communication Skills Cornerstone 2019 Social Justice