Dignity and Respect in Action: Community Conversations
February 12, 2019
11:00 am-1:00 pm
UMass Amherst Campus
All members of the campus community are invited to participate in Dignity and Respect in Action: Community Conversations, a series of workshops for students, faculty and staff to build skills to challenge hate and overcome division.
Trained ambassadors will lead the workshops as participants learn to successfully navigate difficult or sensitive conversations; improve listening skills; disengage from conversations that are unproductive; engage in conversations with people who have different perspectives, and increase empathy toward those with different experiences.
The conversations are organized by the Office of Equity and Inclusion as part of the Dignity and Respect in Action campus initiative as a way to actively create a campus environment that rejects hate and embraces respect, dignity and inclusion. Additional resources will be available online for the entire UMass Amherst community.
Additional conversations will be held on:
- Thursday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Campus Center 168C. Register for this session.
- Thursday, Feb. 21, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Campus Center 163C. Register for this session.
- Wednesday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Campus Center 162-75. Register for this session.
- Tuesday, March 5, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Campus Center 168C. Register for this session.
The Campus Center is located in the middle of campus at 1 Campus Center Way. Parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.