Conversations of Color Dialogue Series
Conversations of Color are open and honest discussions about race, popular culture, identity, and current events. The goals of this ongoing series include:
- To provide a space to hold difficult and challenging dialogue
- Provide context and clarity to issues happening in the world around us
- To assist students in understanding the complex issues of identity and how they affect us as individuals and a campus community
The discussions are expertly facilitated and ground rules set the stage for inclusive, fruitful and impactful discussions.
Previous Conversations of Color topics have included:
- Black stereotypes in TV and film
- Black student athletes and the NCAA
- The 2015 Million Man march
- Islamophobia and the Paris Terrorist attacks of 2015
- Amhad Mohammed, and the fear of Muslim terrorism
- Police brutality against women: The case of Ben Fields of South Carolina
- And more…
Conversations of Color happen monthly and are scheduled on Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm in the Office of Multicultural Affairs lobby, located at 1240 Kirkhof Center.
The one and a half hour conversation includes:
- Introduction of Facilitator
- Establish ground rules to create a "safer space" for dialogue
- Shared information and context of topic
- Prompt questions from facilitator to start dialogue
- Shared learning among peers
Come join the conversation!