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Difficult Dialogues on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Using the principles and practices from Intergroup Dialogue, Clark University’s Difficult Dialogues on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion aims to create a space for inter- and intra-group engagement on the intersecting issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, nationality, and other locations of inequity, on Clark’s campus and beyond. It aims to be a sustainable and generative space where differently-positioned community members can ask questions and engage in dialogue with integrity, care, and reflexivity.

This series is sponsored and hosted by Clark University’s Center for Gender, Race, and Area Studies (CGRAS), with support from the President’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund.

Past Events

Four-Part Series

  • Part I: Cultivating Communities of Difference, Thursday, March 24, 2022, 6 – 7:30 p.m.; dinner at 5:30 p.m.
  • Part II: Cultivating Supportive Classroom Dynamics, Thursday, April 7, 2022, noon – 1:30 p.m.; lunch at 11:45 a.m.
  • Part III: Call It Out: The ___ Between Us, Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. (online)
  • Part IV: Practice What You Preach: Strategies for Vulnerability and Connection, Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 5:45 p.m.

Three-Part Series on Microaggressions

  • Part I: Racial Microaggressions, Macro-Impact, Tuesday, May 4, 2021
  • Part II: Intervening and Interrupting, Tuesday, May 11, 2021
  • Part III: Care and Healing, Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Advisory Board Members

Jie Park
Associate Professor of Education
Associate Dean, Director of CGRAS

Eric DeMeulenaere
Associate Professor of Education
Director of CYES
Director of CRES

Sobia Khokhar ’22

Sophia Stewart-Chapman ’22

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Difficult Dialogues Archives 2006-2013

Explore the earlier iteration of Difficult Dialogues (2006-2013), then an initiative of Clark’s Higgins School of Humanities.

Contact Information

Center for Gender, Race and Area Studies

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