Newsmakers: Dr. Aja King Talks About “Seeing Humanity in Each Other Without Judgment”
Dr. Aja King is chair of the Brooklyn Park Human Rights Commission and a psychologist. She will focus the virtual Community Forum on Race coming up on April 22 on being “a fair witness.”
“What does that look like, being a fair witness,” said King. “Fair witnessing is basically noticing what you are seeing humanity in each other without judgment. It’s very much the right time in helping us slow down and understand.”
King says the recent shooting of Daunte Wright has been overwhelming for the community.
“We call that trauma, when it comes too much, too fast, too soon,” said King.
This year’s Forum on Race will be virtual on April 22 and King says it will help everyone slow down, become grounded, and get into the discussion of being a Fair Witness.
“The only way we can connect with each other is by understanding where we are coming from and stories without preconceived notions,” said King.
To register, click here.
Organizing partners are the City of Brooklyn Park, City of Maple Grove, Hennepin Technical College, North Hennepin Community College, Northwest Suburban Integration School District, and Osseo Area School District 279.