The university community is invited to participate in the Day of Dialogue Friday, Sept. 1, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Discussions will be held at six locations across campus, each with a different topic.
Participants will share ideas and hear diverse perspectives on local, national and societal issues.
Trained facilitators will lead all discussions.
The topics are:
- “Bridging the Divide: Building Relations Between CWRU and Our Nearby Neighborhoods,” sponsored by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (Mandel School, Room 115)
- “What’s It All About: Unpacking Issues Related to the Charlottesville, VA Incident,” sponsored by the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity (Kevin Smith Library, Room 215)
- This event is part of new Diversity 360 Lunch and Learn Series, a collaboration between the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity and Office of Multicultural Affairs.
- “Creating a More Inclusive Society in the Midst of Attacks on Racial, Ethnic, Religious Groups and Others,” sponsored by Office of Multicultural Affairs (Sears Building, Room 450)
- Part of new Diversity 360 Lunch and Learn Series, a collaboration between the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity and Office of Multicultural Affairs.
- “How Are Language and Symbols Related to the Charlottesville Incident (Confederate flag, torches, photographs of marchers & others) Impacting Individuals’ Thinking Around These Events,” sponsored by the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women (Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 248)
- “In Response to White Supremacy: How Can Communities Reflect and Act?” sponsored by the Social Justice Institute (Crawford Hall, Room A13)
- “Decompression Space” for individuals who desire to reflect and/or process thoughts in a quiet space (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center, Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 179)
Day of Dialogue is a collaboration between the CWRU Sustained Dialogue Program and dialogue session sponsors.
The event also kicks of the monthly “Lunch & Learn” series, which will provide a deeper look at and opportunity for discussion on issues and concepts discussed during Diversity 360.
For more information about this event, contact Edwin Mayes, director of First Year Experience and Family Programs and Sustained Dialogue Program co-chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals also can contact sponsoring offices.