Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 18, all members of the campus community are invited to participate in Dignity and Respect in Action: Community Conversations (DARIA).
DARIA is a series of workshops for students, faculty and staff to build skills to overcome division while talking about real issues affecting the campus and society at large.
The schedule of workshops, which include a complimentary lunch or dinner, is as follows:
- Wednesday, Sept. 18, 4-6 p.m., Campus Center 168C
- Thursday, Oct. 10, 4-6 p.m., Campus Center 168C
- Thursday, Oct. 31, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Campus Center, Room TBA
- Tuesday, Nov. 5, 11:15-1:15 p.m., Campus Center 162-75
- Wednesday, Dec. 4, 11:15-1:15 p.m., Campus Center 165-169
To register, follow the links above.
Trained ambassadors will facilitate table conversations as participants learn methods of respectful dialogue and active listening. Participants from the spring 2019 DARIA conversations reported that the training was immediately helpful in classroom conversations and interactions with colleagues, friends and family. The conversations are designed to help create discussions that are based in empathy and invite diverse perspectives.
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.