The Office of International Education, Diversity, and Inclusion is excited to invite the University community to join us on Thursday, October 29, in our second Community Conversations session. We will again engage in meaningful peer-to-peer conversations about race. We will host conversations on two separate works—Option A is a great conversation for those learning to understand racism in themselves and the world around them. Option B is good for those who have spent a good deal of time engaging in anti-racist conversations and actions and/or are members of our BIPOC community.
- Option A: How to be an antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi or Video Overview (Pair with this short video, The Urgency of Intersectionality from Kimberlé Crenshaw)
- Option B: Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper or Video Overview (Pair with this short video The Urgency of Intersectionality from Kimberlé Crenshaw). Available via the public library; can be downloaded using your library card using the libby app. Email email@example.com for assistance if you are having difficulty gaining access to Dr. Cooper’s book.
Each option will be offered at both noon to 1:30 p.m. and 4 to to 5:30 p.m. on October 29, 2020.
RSVP to these conversations by Tuesday, October 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 folks who are comfortable helping manage conversation flow and reminding the group of community standards if appropriate. Structure and discussion questions are available here. Facilitators are invited for a check-in at 11 a.m. on the just before the October 29 conversations and a debriefing on Friday, October 30, at 1 p.m.