- Be aware of your surroundings at all times, while participating in the given function. Do you have a cell phone? Did you tell someone where you were going? This may be an inappropriate environment to drink: stay alert of your own gestures and actions.
- If someone extends a hand for a handshake or hug don't wipe your hands in front of the person, etc.
- Don't assume that you know everything of the culture and social attitudes of the other race in the setting. Avoid repeating their words to others that you hear in the setting.
- If you don't know something about the setting's activities, ask someone: "What --?" "So what--?" and "Now what?"
- "Absorb from others without trying to become somebody else." -Chuck L. (Oct. 2015)
- If you are to select the fine-art activities, find out what your audience would like or the current trend. Wait to be invited to dance to familiarize with such actions.
- Take mental notes to review for the next time that you are in such racial-group setting.
- You are not required to invite them to your next function, or give to their charities of interest.
Diversity Butterfly <---- Click here.
Use fine-art tools or materials to create a beautiful butterfly. For February, Black History Month, try to use skin-tone shades of people of color. We will repeat such activity for my hosted theme of White History Month (March, yearly).