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.

Conversations of Color happen monthly and are scheduled on Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 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!

Conversations of Color Fall 2019

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Previous Conversations of Color topics have included:

  • Intersectionality of Racial and Religious Identity
  • Charlottesville Incident
  • DACA
  • The Life and Death of Marsha P. Johnson
  • The NFL & #TakeAKnee Controversy 
  • Navigating GVSU as a Native American Student
  • Navigating GVSU as an African American Man
  • 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…