Panelists: Gwenne Berry (Chief Diversity Officer), Carissa Froyum (Sociology), Shuaib Meacham (Literacy Education), Robert Smith (Executive Director, UNI-CUE)
Come hear a panel of your colleagues share perspectives on navigating difficult conversations about race in UNI classrooms and other learning spaces.
Fresh on our minds are:
1) the recent decision at the University of Iowa to cancel a workshop focused on white privilege,
2) a dispute at Augsburg College over the use of the n-word in class, and 3) transparency concerns at UNI related to the hosting of rap artist Waka Flocka.
These stories are not isolated, and these issues are very present in our daily lives in higher ed.
How can UNI teachers, in classrooms and meetings, best address the discomfort, missteps, and strong feelings that attend conversations about race? How can we help frame the dia-
logue with sensitivity, and as an opportunity to move forward in productive ways?