Diversity Dialogues

Diversity Dialogue LogoDiversity Dialogues is a series of conversations led by a faculty or staff member, student, or invited guest. These events allow participants to engage in critical dialogue about topics such as intersecting social identities, privilege, oppression, and social justice. These dialogues are a safe space to discuss these topics from a local and global perspective.

Diversity Dialogues 2020-21 Dates

So You Want to Talk About…Inclusion

This summer the Equity and Access Book Club read White Fragility(Robin DiAngelo) and So You Want to Talk About Race(Ijeoma Oluo). Join facilitators Angela Kelleher, Access Services Librarian and Dr. Stephany Slaughter, Professor of World Languages and Cultures as they reflect on the lessons learned about diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.

Tuesday, September 15

12:00-1:00 PM

Microsoft Teams

DD-September 2020

So You Want to Talk About…Elections

Dr. Britt Cartrite, Professor of Political Science will discuss the importance of state and local elections and the impact they have on our daily lives.

Wednesday, October 21

12:00-1:00 PM

Microsoft Teams

Listen to these short podcasts before joining:

Voting in America: The History You Never Learned in School

Voting in America: Voting Eligible Nonvoters

DD-October 2020

So You Want to Talk About…Antiracism

Join us for this post-keynote discussion of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s President Speaker Series lecture. We’ll also discuss his book How To Be An Antiracist.

Tuesday, November 17

12:00-1:00 PM 

Microsoft Teams

DD-November 2020

Pick up a copy of How to Be An Antiracist and Stamped From the Beginning at the CSO (Center for Student Opportunity) front desk. Copies are also on sale at Ballyhoo Books in downtown Alma.

Read with us!

For more information on the Presidential Speaker Series and the Social Justice theme click here.

If you are interested in facilitating, serving on a panel, or co-sponsoring a Diversity Dialogue, please let us know at diversity@alma.edu.