Rise and Shine with the Diversity and Inclusion Core Concepts Series

Core Concepts, Fall 2017: Brave Conversations Series

Understanding issues of inclusion, diversity and equity requires both personal reflection and collective participation. The Core Concepts Brave Conversations Series utilizes a creative interdisciplinary approach to discuss challenging topics in a supportive and open learning environment. Each session builds on the previous, so please attend all three. Participants will earn a certificate of completion for attendance at all three sessions.

Presented by

Alyssa Liles- Amponsah, Associate Director K-12 Programing & Education Equity - IDE
Alejandra Gudiño, Education Programing Coordinator, Inclusive Engagement - IDE
Aaric Doyle-Wright, Access & Leadership Development - IDE


Session 1: Starting A Dialogue on Race

Noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 4, 2017
Memorial Union Walt Disney Room

This session will encourage participants to engage with various forms of media and cinematic clips to start a dialogue on race while utilizing visible thinking routines.


Session 2: Utilizing the Arts to Understand Issues of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity

Noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 18, 2017
Memorial Union Walt Disney Room

This session will illuminate how we can learn in and through the arts to better understand and discuss issues of equity and diversity of experience. This session will require individual reflection using visible thinking routines and group work.


Session 3: Intersectionality and Our Lived Experiences

Noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 2017
Memorial Union Walt Disney Room

This session provides an interactive experience that encourages perspective-taking and openness to understanding lived experiences outside of one’s own.