Connecting Across Differences--Tools and Approaches for Important Conversations

Event Date: 
April 27, 2021 - 03:30pm to 04:30pm EDT


We are in the midst of a context and period of time unlike any other in our lifetimes. We're living with a global pandemic that challenges every aspect of our lives; the population is profoundly polarized, inequality has deepened, and our country is unstable in many ways. How do we engage in constructive conversations that take on tough equity issues among people who are different from one another in identities and perspectives?

This EquiLearn Virtual Roundtable, facilitated by Equity Fellow Dr. Sharon Radd, will describe pitfalls and promising practices for connecting across differences. Next, tools for having difficult and inclusive conversations will be shared, and there will be an opportunity to practice with those tools. Finally, we will debrief and discuss how you can use these tools and processes to create inclusion and cohesion as you seek to increase equity in your school and community.

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