The Center for Gender, Race, and Area Studies will relaunch Clark’s Difficult Dialogues series, a space for the campus to explore all sides of, and hold face-to-face conversations about, current, often divisive, topics. Going forward, the series will focus on, and be renamed, Difficult Dialogues on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Updates as of March 30, 2022
- The Center for Gender, Race, and Area Studies held the first of a four-part Difficult Dialogue series starting on March 24, 2022. Student facilitators led a discussion covering topics including: “How do we create meaningful relationships across difference?” and “What are the challenges of, and possibilities for cross-racial relationships at Clark amongst students, faculty, and staff?”
Updates as of May 4, 2021
- The Center for Gender, Race, and Area Studies launched Difficult Dialogues on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in May 2021, with the initial series focused on “Racial Microaggressions, Macro-Impact”; “Intervening and Interrupting”; and “Care and Healing.” The series 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. The receives support from the President’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund.