CommUnity Conversations

CommUnity Conversations

The purpose of the CommUnity Conversations is to provide an opportunity to engage the campus community and the community at large, in a one-time dialogue about current topics related to inclusion and social justice.

Refreshments will be provided, and to make sure we have enough, please RSVP with Dr. Marisa Suhm the Thursday before each event on the registration page.

If you require an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please let Angela C. Jackson know.  Early notification is encouraged, and a request one week before the event you plan to attend will facilitate the provision of a reasonable accommodation.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Date & Time Time & Location Speaker Series & Description
January 28th 5:15pm – 6:15pm, Rudder Tower 401 Mark Dawson Multiracial (In)Visibility on College Campuses

This Community Conversation will explore how students of multiracial identities are impacted by collegiate culture.

February 19th  12:15pm- 1:15pm, Rudder Tower 401 Dr. Claire Katz Judaism and the Intersection
This Community Conversation aims to open a space to elaborate on the intersectionality of Jewish issues, specifically the fundamental Jewish values embodied by HIAS in assisting Muslim refugees, the liminal status of the Sephardic ancestry of many Latinx Americans, and the ways that anti-Semitism and Islamophobia overlap in contemporary online discourse.
March 26th 12:15pm – 1:15pm, Rudder Tower 401 Dr. Reuben May, Dr. Felipe Hinojosa, Dr. Brittany Perry Conversations on Race, Ethnicity, and Marginalization in the Era of Polarized Politics
Drawing from recent research, panelists will discuss strategies for bridging partisan and knowledge gaps in the era of stark polarization. Audience participation will be encouraged to explore ways to apply these strategies in their day-to-day discussions of marginalization and in the promotion of social justice.

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