YP Week
YP Week

Who Cares About the Watercooler?

A workshop on reviving meaningful conversation within the workplace.

By - Apr 22nd, 2016 05:04 pm

CSIRO [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

CSIRO [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Scared to talk to your co-workers about Donald Trump? Can’t figure out how to bring up Black Lives Matter? Many topics are taboo in the workplace. Unfortunately silence on the issue doesn’t make a problem go away. Through an interactive workshop, Randi Gloss will explore and discuss problematic perceptions and the culture of silence when it comes to talking about meaningful matters at your job.

This free YPWeek program will be held at The Rumpus Room on Thursday, April 28th at 11:30 a.m. Free lunch is being provided by The Bartolotta Restaurants. Advanced registration is required. Register now.

About Randi Gloss

Randi Gloss is a DC-raised social entrepreneur, activist & writer. Her brand GLOSSRAGS, is committed to conscious consumerism through critically crafted designs that are a catalyst for social activism & discourse. The signature “And Counting” Collection of apparel does the necessary work of memorializing black men and women who’ve lost their lives at the hands of police and trigger-happy citizens. The recently released “Stay Woke” Collection challenges us to remain vigilant during our everyday lives and routines.

Through GLOSSRAGS Media Co., Randi is working to produce documentaries focused on telling critical, unheard narratives of Black Americans. Her work has been featured in Fast Company, Complex, The Fader, Essence, Nylon Magazine and other publications.

Program Schedule

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Registration and networking
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.  – Introduction from Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals, presentation and workshop led by Randi Gloss
12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Q&A, networking

Program Location

The free event will be held at the Rumpus Room in their private dining room (1030 N. Water St.).

About YPWeek

YPWeek is a weeklong platform for discovery, adventure and meaningful conversations about the issues that matter among young professionals in Wisconsin. YPWeek brings together key leaders in the community, at purposefully chosen locations that integrate the unique cultural assets with meaningful learning or social interaction. The activities engage the millennial workforce in experiences that are important to you as a YP while educating your employers on the important role these functions play in retaining you as their workforce.

The series of events takes place from April 23rd through April 30th in Door County, Fond du Lac, Fox Cities, Green Bay, Kenosha, La Crosse, Madison, Marshfield, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Racine, Sheboygan, Stevens Point, Wausau, and Wisconsin Rapids. The week-long series is hosted by NEWaukee.

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