The Office of International Education, Diversity, and Inclusion is excited to invite faculty and staff to join us on Thursday, July 30 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. as we engage in meaningful peer-to-peer conversations about race. We will host three conversations for you to choose from on the following works, please read or watch one of the materials below in preparation for the conversations:
- Group 1) So you want to talk about race by Ijeoma Oluo or Video Overview
- Group 2) White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo or Video Overview
- Group 3) A conversation on talking to kids about race: Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria? By Beverly Daniel Tatum or Video Overview
You will need to RSVP to these conversations Monday, July 27 so that we can assign you to a group.
We are also seeking facilitators for these discussions. Facilitators are not trainers. These are peer-to-peer conversations. We are looking for facilitators who are comfortable helping manage conversation flow and reminding the group of community standards if appropriate. Structure and discussion questions are available here.
If you have a discussion or affinity group already established or would like to have a conversation as an office unit, please share with us what you are doing and let us know if you would like us to help you invite others or if we can help with logistics.