We're having another Tough Talks session! Join us in a virtual discussion about the impact of our current situation on those on the margins. Share your thoughts or just listen in. All are welcome! WHEN: Wednesday, August 5 TIME: 2:00 p.m. WHERE: Zoom RSVP to Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the Zoom link. … [Read more...] about Join us for the next Tough Talks session
Many are hopeful that today's protests and social movement will result in an America that is looking forward rather than to the challenging history which is our past. But others wonder if the institutional structures that have haunted us are just too embedded. Are efforts today just window dressing that will not lead to anything fundamentally different? What do you think? Is … [Read more...] about Tough Talks: We can’t breathe
RSVP to join the conversation via Zoom It may be premature to say things have calmed down. There are not as many protests, and the issue of police reform and funding has taken a lot of the lead news stories. But we must admit there seems to have been a sea change on many levels…why, even Aunt Jemima is coming off the box. That may be the point - are we merely righting decades … [Read more...] about Tough Talks: Is this a defining moment?
Recent protests have spurred the removal of the confederate flag from NASCAR and statues of past leaders in cities around the U.S. What changed since conversations about these relics started several years ago? As a university community, how will removing this from our history impact our present and future? Come talk about it! Mon, 6-15-20, 1-1:45 p.m. via Zoom RSVP to … [Read more...] about Tough Talks: Flags, statues and vestiges of the past and present
Our nation is again forced to face the difficult reality of racism and our fear of one another. Many are reeling with the images of George Floyd dying in front of us and the Central Park incident. We are hurting...we are mad...we are confused...we are in a pandemic. If you need to vent, talk or ask a few questions join us for this Tough Talk session. June 9, 2020 | 3:00-3:45 … [Read more...] about Tough Talks: We can’t breathe