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So You Want To Talk About Race?

January 29, 2020

The first Educating for Justice session of 2020 will focus on how allies can engage in social justice work.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites faculty and staff to join in the first Educating for Justice session of 2020, which will be held 12:30-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4 in the LeRoux Conference Room (Student Center 160).

The session aims to offer a supportive context for not only exploring the material effects of whiteness, but also practicing ways to talk about these dynamics in honest and productive ways for our collective work of advancing inclusive excellence on campus.

Hear colleagues share how they are working to understand positionality, the dynamics of whiteness and their roles as allies in the pursuit of racial justice. A learning space will be co-created to share ideas, challenges and practical strategies for talking about whiteness and disrupting practices that impact inclusion, and significantly, create barriers to executing our mission of educating the whole person. This session is a collaboration with Unpacking Whiteness, a faculty and staff collective.

RSVP to Adrena Collins at to assist in planning. Please include any dietary restrictions.

This session is a collaboration of the Vice President for Dversity and Inclusion and Unpacking Whiteness, a faculty and staff collective.

What is Educating for Justice?

Educating for Justice in Complex Times – Prioritizing Humanity and Inclusion on Campus, is a monthly dialogue series for faculty and staff in which we come together over lunch, foster authentic relationships across difference, and engage on topics that impact our campus climate and advance our goals around diversity, equity and inclusion. Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Natasha Martin, J.D., partners with colleagues on campus to co-create space for professional and personal growth.

If you have ideas or wish to co-sponsor a session, please get in touch at