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Campus Conversations

These events bring together the campus community to engage in dialogue about current events and campus climate. Attendees are encouraged to participate in conversations where they can voice opinions, concerns, and suggestions in a safe environment.

Campus Conversations can include different formats. They start with a presentation or panel, followed by small group discussion and open mic participation or moderated Q&A.

Each event is organized in collaboration with campus partners that bring their diverse expertise and insights to add depth and richness to the conversation. Campus Conversations will take place virtually during the Spring 2021 semester.

Previous Events

Campus Conversation XII: The 2020 Presidential election - Moving forward together took place on Wednesday, November 4, noon - 1:00 PM. Barb Wheelock from Story County Democrats and Judy Trumpy from Story County Republicans discussed their connection and experience with Braver Angels, an organization working on depolarizing and holding America together after the election. A recording of the presentation is available on demand.

Campus Conversation XI: What should I do? White action and accountability to combat anti-blackness and systems-based racism took place on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 3:00 - 5:00 PM. A panel of faculty and staff created virtual space for Iowa State employees, particularly white allies, to have a dialogue and learn recommendations on how to use their power and privilege to avoid perpetuating anti-blackness and systemic racism. A recording of the event is available on demand. No registration is required to access the recording.

Continuing the Conversation Podcast 

Continuing the Conversation is a podcast series to follow up on Campus Conversation XI: What should I do? White action and accountability to combat anti-blackness and systems-based racism. 

Episode 1: Race and racism. Available to listen now.

Episode 2: How to be an antiracist. Available to listen now.

Episode 3: Intention vs. impact. Available to listen now.

Episode 4: Preparing for Fall 2020. Available to listen now.

Episode 5: Policies and practices. Available to listen now.

 

Previous Campus Conversations: 

CC I: Baton Rouge, Dallas, Orlando...
CC II: Let's talk about the election
CC III: Leaders of change - UVA
CC IV: Current events, police response, and hate crimes
CC V: Break the silence - Suicide awareness
CC VI: Striving for mutual respect - An interfaith dialogue
CC VII: Communication in relationships
CC VIII: Big or small, do you call? A review of racial bias during police interaction
CC IX: From words to bullets - Managing threats and fear
CC X: Students Against Racism
CC XI: What should I do? White action and accountability to combat anti-blackness and systems-based racism
Campus Conversation XII: The 2020 Presidential election - Moving forward together