The Value of Difficult Conversations in the Classroom

The Value of Difficult Conversations in the Classroom

Friday, January 13, 12:00-2:00 pm
Multicultural Community Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
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Co-sponsored by the Division of Equity & Inclusion

The 'Value of Difficult Conversations in the Classroom' is a forum that will bring together and support our students, and our faculty teaching our students, in the first weeks of classes.  

Given the very real and fraught conversations elicited by the election, its racism, xenophobia, sexism, and so much else, the AC faculty will address questions such as what is of value in us coming together around difficult conversations? How might we, or can we, best prepare to engage our students in articulating their thinking and learn with each other? 

Guest speakers will include the following AC Faculty members:

  • Michael Cohen, African-American Studies
  • Khalid Kadir, the Blum Center for Developing Economies, Engineering, and International and Area Studies 
  • Zeus Leonardo, Education
  • Rudy Mendoza-Denton, Psychology
  • Brandi Wilkins Catanese, Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies