Regional Conversations on Race & Ethnicity

Join Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio Campus Compacts for a three-part series around race and ethnicity using the Living Room Conversations techniques.

In this series of three in-depth conversations, you will explore the complexities of race and ethnicity, and their impacts on people from across the Midwest. Sign up to participate today!

We know that in the pursuit of racial equity, single conversations will more than likely fall short in providing participants with the opportunity to fully explore their feelings. This is why Living Room Conversations recommends that individuals participate in at least three conversations with others as a way of gaining insights and continued growth.

The Race and Ethnicity Conversation Series is a three-part series that will take place on the 3rd Tuesdays in September, October, and November during the fall semester.

Part 1—Race
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Part 2—Ethnicity
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Part 3—Race & Ethnicity Wrap Up
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

For each part, participants have the opportunity to participate during one of three time-blocks:

  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Eastern Time)
  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Eastern Time)
  • 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Once registration closes on Monday, August 30, 2020, participants will be grouped and a meetings for each group will be coordinated.

The Living Room Conversations Model

The Living Room Conversations (LRC) model works to facilitate conversations around topics that might typically divide people, such as politics, faith, healthcare, and many more. But rather than focusing on what divides us, the LRC model works to facilitate building relationships, respect, and understanding, while working to find common ground.

Small discussion groups of 4 to 7 people will meet on a virtual video call, lasting 90 minutes per session, and will focus on sharing ideas rather than debating points or convincing others. And no preparation is required!

The hope is that these conversations and resources will be one step in your process, and that you will use insights gained from the conversations to determine next steps for you, your campus, and your community.

Learn more about Living Room Conversations at https://www.livingroomconversations.org/.

If you have questions about this regional opportunity, contact Laura Weaver, Director of Professional Development and Engaged Learning at laura {at} incampuscompact(.)org.