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October 6, 2016  - We all have the underlying differences in perspectives, opinions and emotions around events and issues, that are easily reduced to "us-them," "good-bad" binaries. Particularly in a tense US political season, when brief soundbites and biting zingers fall like leaves, we actually need more sustained, nuanced and mutual communication.

Recognizing the larger need for such skills and space, the divisions of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence has formed a new program area, focused on Inclusion and Equity Education. With on- and off-campus partners, we are developing a range of opportunities for the DU community to improve and apply dialogue skills. As we finalize our 2016-17 calendar, we invite you to stay tuned for details on regular dialogue events, workshops, courses and online resources.

We appreciate the passions and attentions so many Pios are giving to the important issues of our day, and the desire to engage them on our campus. We look forward to the challenging, but ultimately more constructive work of DU dialoguing.


Campus-Wide Black Out
Black Student Alliance
Campus constituents are encouraged to wear all black attire in solidarity
Tuesday, October 11, 12:00pm (Noon)
Driscoll Bridge

Community Meeting with Undergraduate Student Government & Graduate Student Government
Tuesday, October 11, 6-8:00pm
Anderson Academic Commons - Special Events Room 290

Becoming One DU: An Open Dialogue
*Previously Divisive Discourse in Politics: Race and Gender
Monday, October 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Driscoll Student Center Ballroom
Lunch will be provided on a first come first serve basis

Creating Inclusive Learning Environments Speaker Series
Radical Honesty and Emotional Wellness in the Classroom
Thursday, October 20, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
The Loft, Anderson Academic Commons 340

Occupying the Academy: Being, Thinking, Doing DECOLONIZATION Symposium
Monday, October 24, 8:30am – 8:30pm
Craig Hall, Boettcher Foundation Community Room


Becoming One DU: An Open Dialogue
*Previously Divisive Discourse in Politics: Religion
Monday, Oct. 10, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Driscoll Student Center Ballroom
Lunch will be provided on a first come first serve basis

Meeting for Solidarity
Friday, Oct. 7,  3:15 p.m.
Freedom of Speech Wall, next to Driscoll Student Center

Black Student Alliance + allies March
from Freedom of Speech Wall to Mary Reed to meet with Chancellor Chopp
Friday, Oct. 7, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Driscoll 2nd floor

Indigenous Film and Arts Festival Film Screening: Sumé: The Sound of a Revolution
Friday, Oct. 7, 6 – 9 p.m.
Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall 248

"What's going on?" Educational Workshop
for students who are trying to understand current issues occurring on campus
Friday, Oct. 7,  5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Driscoll 1880

Unwind & Wrap Up of Today's Events
Hosted by Campus Life & Inclusive Excellence
Friday, Oct. 7, 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Driscoll Student Center Underground
Food & Drinks will be provided

5th Annual MGC Stroll n' Tell
Saturday, Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Driscoll Student Center Ballroom
Hosting organizations have invited statewide chapters to come in solidarity in lieu of growing racial tensions surrounding the Free Speech Wall


International perspective
Black lives, blue lives, all lives: What does it mean when we say certain lives matter?

Engaging some analogies
Why 'All Lives Matter' Is Such a Perilous Phrase

Unpacking common conflations
How To Argue Against Saying "All Lives Matter," Because This Has Got To Stop

The Dirty Lie That All Lives Matter
How and why engaging across difference is both challenging and important
Diverse Teams Feel Less Comfortable — and That's Why They Perform Better

Hear Something, Say Something: Navigating The World Of Racial Awkwardness

What Makes Call-Out Culture So Toxic

Calling IN: A Less Disposable Way of Holding Each Other Accountable

Resources for classroom instructors/faculty


Please send us your ideas for an event, workshop or training.


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