GVSU Teach-In 2021: From Confrontation to Communication: How to Disagree without Risking the Relationship
Date and Time
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
This workshop will take place over zoom for GVSU students, faculty and staff.
The current socio-political climate can often feel like navigating a minefield: like one must walk around on tiptoes to avoid an unfortunate explosion. In a 2021 survey by Heterodox Academy, it was found that most students are most reluctant to speak on the following controversial topics: politics, religion, sexual orientation, race, and gender (Stiksma, 2021). Many people respond by avoiding engaging in these polarizing topics, especially with friends and family. In this session, we will discuss ways to dialogue around hard topics with the people in your life, regardless of whether you agree or disagree with your loved ones. This workshop will be particularly applicable to students who are preparing to go home to friends and family with whom they often find themselves in hard conversations or feeling silenced.
For more information, please visit: http://www.gvsu.edu/teach-in/