The American Dream Experience

Led and Facilitated by Shanelle Henry
Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Waltham


  • Arrive, Register & Network: 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
  • Program: 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Cocktail Hour: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Shanelle Henry is a trained facilitator of The American Dream Experience. The game features 12 different “characters” from diverse racial and socioeconomic demographics and backgrounds. The characters roll dice and advance along the game board to try and reach “success” — but there’s a catch: After each player’s turn, a facilitator reads a Chance Card aloud. Taken from real life scenarios, each card affects one or more groups in society differently than others, and some players have to move back spaces or lose turns, while others take extra steps ahead. The idea is to give players a sense of how the path toward achieving the American Dream is easier for some than others. There will be an opportunity for attendees in this expanded experience to play the game with peers.

Check out this link here to learn more about The American Dream Experience and how it can shape meaningful conversations about race equity and justice.

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