Dialogue and Healing SeriesThe Division of Student Affairs is proud to host the Dialogue & Healing Series, a set of lectures, roundtable discussions and workshops held across campus this spring. Sessions will be focused around the areas of politics, racial justice, gender justice and trauma.

The series grew out of a need to create opportunities for students, faculty and staff to engage in meaningful dialogue, build an inclusive community and grow through an understanding of international, national and local events that impact our everyday lives and the campus culture.

Through this series, we hope to foster a culture of healing through dialogue for ourselves, our peers and those we serve. We hope you will join us for sessions throughout the spring.  

Spring 2017 Sessions

   Forgiveness in HealingFebruary 13 | 6 to 8 p.m.
Don’t miss this engaging session focused on finding forgiveness and releasing negative energy to harness creative solutions.

Racial Justice in the Classroom | February 17 | 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to contribute to community engagement in critical conversations about racial inequality.

Keeping the Fire: Resistance & Resilience of Heartwork | February 22 | 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Learn about parallels between violence against the environment and violence against indigenous women and how art can bring attention to this issue.

Shifting Perspectives | February 27 | 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.  
In a dialogue participants are asked to share their own experiences and stories and to speak from their own perspective.

Reframing Self-Care | March 6 | 6 to 7 p.m.  
This educational lecture explores the many limitations of the current paradigm of self-care and offers a much needed reframe. 

Toxic Masculinity |March 15 |  12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  
Participants will be challenged to explore their own understanding and construct of masculinity in communities of color.
Imposter Syndrome and Stereotype Threat | March 27 | 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Imposter syndrome and stereotype threat similarly impact students from marginalized backgrounds. We'll discuss how these things show-up in students and ourselves, and how to overcome them.
Intersectional Feminism | April 5 | 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Attendees will leave with a greater understanding of the need for intersectional feminism and tools to begin integrating conversations of intersectionality with others.
Stop Apologizing | April 19 | 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Women tend to over-apologize, which decreases their ability to be heard and have impact.  Come learn more about the implications of over-apologizing.
Communicating Across the Political Divide | April 25 | 11 a.m. to Noon
Join us as we draw on techniques from communication studies and social psychology to discuss how we can get unstuck and effectively communicate with people who fundamentally disagree with us.