Faculty and staff are invited to participate in a new personal and professional development program at UNL designed to encourage dialogue about race, diversity, and inclusion and help faculty and staff develop skills to facilitate these discussions from 4-6 p.m. March 19 at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum.
The program builds on a recent lecture by Shelly Tochluk, author of “Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It.” Five sessions have been held, and faculty and staff are invited to fill the remaining places in the last session.
To set the stage for our session, participants may want to watch Adichie’s TED talk, “The danger of a single story.” The talk can be found at http://go.unl.edu/3umz.
Those interested may also want to read “Letting Go: How to Join in the Conversation.” More information can be found at http://go.unl.edu/qvfv.
As an added bonus, participants will be treated to appetizers prepared by students in Fayrene Hamouz’s catering class.
Agenda for the meeting:
4:00 Welcome, Introduction
4:15 Dine – Appetizers created by students in Dr. Fayrene Hamouz’s catering class
4:30 Ground Rules/Guidelines for Facilitating Difficult Discussions Dialogue – Game Play Begins
5:15 Skill-building Discussion
5:45 Pass it On – Closing Remarks