DePauw Dialogue: A breakdown of the breakout sessions

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Day of Dialogue’s aim is to allow students to converse and address social issues on campus BYRON MASON II

DePauw Dialogue is an annual campus-wide event for faculty, staff and students to find and study their personal role in building a diverse community. The schedule of the day contains many workshops and sessions that help DePauw members to better understand their role in community development and progress

After keynote speaker Melissa Harris-Perry’s talk from 9-10 a.m., the first set of breakout sessions begins at 10:15 a.m., and the afternoon sessions begin at 1:40 p.m. Every faculty, student and staff member of DePauw can choose a session in which they can focus on building particular skills for the future contribution in building more inclusive DePauw community. DePauw Dialogue ends with the community building workshops at 2:50pm.

 

The following is a list of the morning and afternoon breakout sessions, as listed on the app Corq.

 

Breakout Sessions

Morning (10:15-11:45 a.m.)

“Accessibility is Everyone’s Job” — Peeler Auditorium; presented by Meggan Herrald Johnston and Dr. Courtney Jarrett, Director of Disability Services and Affiliate Faculty at Ball State University.

“Accomplices for Change, Part 1: Recognizing Racist Dynamics and White Cultural Practices in Daily Campus Life” — Union Building Ballroom; presented by Kathy Obear.

“Activism 101” — GCPA 1115; presented by Melanation/Indy10 Black Lives Matter/Don’t Sleep.

“Building First Generation Community at DePauw” — Union Building Room 230.  

“Communities Against Islamophobia” — Green Center for the Performing Arts (GCPA) 1202; presented by Muslim Youth Collective/American Friends Service Committee.

“Courageous Conversations” — Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media (PCCM): Watson Forum; presented by Courtlandt Butts of Courageous Conversation.

“Cultural Competence— Building skills in the art of cultural competence” — Asbury Hall 201; presented by Arnold H. Smalley III.

“Defining your Commitment to Inclusion” — Harrison Hall 102.  

“Employee Resource Groups (ERG) modeling: What we can learn from corporations and their approach to inclusiveness” — Asbury Hall 202; presented by Stephan R. Reeves.

“Engaging in Difficult Conversations with Calm, Decorum and Tact” — Julian Auditorium Room 147; presented by Daniel B. Griffith, Director, Conflict Resolution and Dialogue Programs.

“Faculty/Staff Campus Climate Survey Discussion” — Hoover Hall: Wallace-Stewart Commons; open to faculty and staff ONLY.

“Growing Inclusive Excellence in STEM” — Hoover Hall: Hamilton Room; presented by HHMI Leadership Team.

“Identity & Diversity” — Julian 151, 152, 157, 159; presented by RISE.

“Implicit Bias and Inclusive Excellence: Can you have one, with the other?”— Asbury Hall Room 203; presented by Tiffany Taylor Smith.

“Living, Supporting and Learning about DePauw’s LGBTQ+ Community: Considering Matthew Shepard”— Olin Auditorium Room 123; presented by Steven Linville, Chris White, Devin Dolquist, Veronica Pejril and Mark Rabideau.

“Panel on Immigration” — Green Center for the Performing Arts (GCPA) Room 1029; presented by representatives from South Texas Human Rights Center, Exodus Refugee.

“Religious Allyship: Living in a Multi-Religious World” — Hoover Hall: Daseke Room; presented by DePauw Chaplains Imam Sami Aziz, Rev. Kate Smanik, Rev. Dr. Maureen Knudsen Langdoc and Adam Cohen.

“Self Care and Healing: A Critical Practice for Social Justice Change Agents” — Green Center for the Performing Arts (GCPA): Kresge Auditorium; presented by Jamie Washington.  

“Supporting Marginalized Groups: Strategies to Enhance Support of Marginalized Groups at Predominantly White Institutions” — Asbury Hall Room 220; presented by Donnell Wiggins.

“The Dream at DePauw” — The Inn at DePauw Social Center; presented by Posse.

“The Fear Within: The Existence of the KKK in Contemporary Society” — Green Center for the Performing Arts (GCPA)): Thompson Recital Hall.

“Unpacking and Interrogating Constructions of Masculinity” — Hoover Hall: Darnall Room.

“White Fragility Article Discussion”— Center for Diversity Inclusion (CDI): Atrium.  

 

Afternoon (1:10-2:40 p.m.)

“Communities Against Islamophobia” — Green Center for the Performing Arts (GCPA): 1202; presented by Muslim Youth Collective/American Friends Service Committee.

“Accomplices for Change, Part 2: Interrupting and Responding to Racist Dynamics and and White Cultural Practices to Create to Create Racial Justice on Campus” — Union Building Ballroom; presented by Kathy Obear.

“Actor, Ally, Accomplice” — Julian 151, 152, 157, 159; presented by RISE.

“Because Identity Matters: Demystifying Dialogue about Religious and Nonreligious Identities” — Hoover Hall: Daseke Room; presented by Interfaith Council.

“Courageous Conversations” — Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media (PCCM): Watson Forum; presented by Courtlandt Butts of Courageous Conversation.

“Cultural Competence- Building skills in the art of cultural competence” — Asbury Hall Room 201; presented by Arnold H. Smalley III.

“Defining Your Commitment to Inclusion” — Harrison Hall Room 102.

“Employee Resource Groups (ERG) modeling: What we can learn from corporations and their approach to inclusiveness” — Asbury Hall Room 202; presented by Stephan R. Reeves.

“Engaging in Difficult Conversations with Calm, Decorum and Tact” — Julian Auditorium Room 147; presented by Daniel B. Griffith Director, Conflict Resolution and Dialogue Programs.

“Faculty/Staff Campus Climate Survey Discussion” — Hoover Hall: Wallace-Stewart Commons; open to faculty and staff ONLY.

“Growing Inclusive Excellence in STEM” — Hoover Hall: Hamilton Room; presented by HHMI Leadership Team.

“Implicit Bias and Inclusive Excellence: Can you have one, with the other?” — Asbury Hall 203; presented by Tiffany Taylor Smith.

“Insights and Skills for Trauma Healing” — Asbury Hall Room 222.  

“Only Woman in the Room” — Asbury Hall Room 117.

“Redefined: trans•gen•der com•mu•ni•ty” — Olin Auditorium; presented by Sylvia Thomas, Michelle Morganite and Lane Banister.

“Religion, Sexualities and Gender Identities: Living and Engaging at the Intersections” — Green Center for the Performing Arts (GCPA): Kresge Auditorium; presented by Jamie Washington.

“Supporting Marginalized Groups: Strategies to Enhance Support of Marginalized Groups at Predominantly White Institutions” — Asbury Hall Room 220; presented by Donnell Wiggins.

“The Dream at DePauw” — The Inn at DePauw Social Center; presented by Posse.

“What It Means To Be White” — Julian Room 251.

“What They Don’t Tell You…” — Green Center for the Performing Arts (GCPA) Room 1115; presented by Melanation/Indy10 Black Lives Matter/ Don’t Sleep.

“White Fragility Article Discussion” — Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI): Atrium.  

 

(2:50-3:50 p.m.)

“Community Building: Institutional Values”— see the Corq app for more information.