Conversations of Color Dialogue Series

Fall 2023 Dates





Performative Diversity

Wednesday, September 13th


Kirkhof Center, Room 2266

Banned Books

Wednesday, October 4th


Kirkhof Center, Room 2266

Health Disparities in POC Communities

Wednesday, November 15th


Kirkhof Center, Room 2266

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.

Conversations of Color happen monthly and are scheduled on Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The one hour conversation includes:

  • Introduction of Facilitator 
  • Establish ground rules to create a "safe space" for dialogue
  • Shared information and context of topic
  • Prompt questions from facilitator to start dialogue
  • Shared learning among peers

Come join the conversation!

Previous Conversations of Color Presentations

Click on the event date to view the slides from the presentation.

September 23, 2020

Contact Information

If you would like to submit a topic or have any questions, please contact Office of Multicultural Affairs:

Office of Multicultural Affairs

(616) 331-2177

[email protected]

Page last modified August 24, 2023