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Difficult Dialogues on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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.

Upcoming Events: Three-Part Series on Microaggressions

poster cover of difficult dialogues times and dates. please note times and date are within this paragraph aa alt text.These three Zoom events are free and open to the Clark community; pre-registration is required. You are invited to participate in as many sessions as you are able. They include:

  • Part I: Racial Microaggressions, Macro-Impact, Tuesday, May 4, 4 p.m. Pre-registration
  • Part II: Intervening and Interrupting, Tuesday, May 11, 3 p.m. Pre-registration
  • Part III: Care and Healing, Wednesday, May 19, 4 p.m. Pre-registration

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.

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

Michael Vidal
Director of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence

Sobia Khokhar ’22

Sophia Stewart-Chapman ’22

Sponsored by the Center for Gender, Race, and Area Studies

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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.