Courageous Conversations in the Classroom

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
408 Panama Mall, Room 001 - Basement Level


Many instructors report worrying about and/or avoiding conversations about identity, politics, or other potentially sensitive topics in the classroom. In this seminar, we’ll discuss strategies to create spaces where both students and instructors can meaningfully engage, respectfully disagree, and connect course content to the real world and their lived experience in a constructive way. Dereca Blackmon is the Associate Dean and Director of the Diversity and First Generation Office at Stanford, where she and her staff have created courses and workshops designed to create authentic dialogue across difference. Bring your questions, concerns, and ideas to this open discussion, and leave with new tools for creating courageous conversations in your classroom. Faculty, lecturers, graduate students, and post-docs welcome. Lunch provided with RSVP by Friday, April 14.

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