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Dignity and Respect in Action: Community Conversation

Event Details

February 26, 2020
11:15 am-1:15 pm

Campus Center

Room: Amherst Room

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Ebru Kardan

All members of the campus community are invited to participate in Dignity and Respect in Action: Community Conversations (DARIA). DARIA is a series of events for students, faculty, and staff to come together and build skills to overcome division while talking about real issues affecting the campus and society at large. 

Themes that have been explored thus far include respectful dialogue and inclusion, feelings that arise when controversial speakers and topics are brought to campus, and difficult conversations in the classroom.

A complimentary lunch or dinner is provided for participants, and registration is required. Supervisors are strongly encouraged to provide release time for employees to attend.

Wednesday, February 26, 11:15am-1:15pm
Campus Center, Amherst Room
Register to attend on Feb 26

Thursday, March 5, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Campus Center, Amherst Room
Register to attend on March 5

Trained ambassadors will facilitate table conversations as participants learn methods of respectful dialogue and active listening. Participants from prior DARIA conversations have reported that the discussion and training were immediately helpful in classroom conversations and interactions with colleagues, friends, and family. 

These conversations are organized by the Office of Equity and Inclusion, Workplace Learning & Development, Student Activities and Campus Life and the Ombuds Office as part of the Building a Community of Dignity and Respect campus initiative to actively create a campus environment that rejects hate and polarization and embraces respect, dignity and inclusion. 



The Campus Center is located in the middle of campus at 1 Campus Center Way. Parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.

More details on directions and parking.

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