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Days of Dialogue Conference

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Friday, March 27, 2015

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This year’s conference theme examines "Dialogue as a Transformative Tool of Social Change." Sessions will focus on “dialogue” itself and what its purposefulness is in constructive social change. It will also provide a framework to showcase how Multicultural Affairs has grounded much of its work in intergroup dialogistic practices over the past ten years.

Our opening plenary speaker and presenter is Dr. Derald Wing Sue, Professor of Psychology & Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. He is the bestselling author of groundbreaking books, including Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation and Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race (January 2015). Our closing plenary speaker is Dr. Kevin Nadal, award-winning professor, psychologist, performer, activist, and author, who received his doctorate in counseling psychology from Columbia University in New York City. Currently, he is the Executive Director of the CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies at the Graduate Center (GC) at the City University of New York (CUNY). Dr. Nadal was also one of the first coordinators for Respecting Ourselves and Others through Education (ROOTEd) at Columbia.

All sessions will be held in Alfred Lerner Hall, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  In days preceding and following the conference, we will also offer trainings for students, faculty, and staff to develop group dialogue facilitation skills. A full schedule of the conference day can be found below.

Schedule

9am

Breakfast (Lerner 555)

9:30am

Welcome and Reflections on OMA’s 10th Anniversary (Lerner 555)

Special Words from Suzanne Goldberg, Executive Vice President of University Life; James Ramseur, CC' 13, Former Under1Roof Student Co-Coordinator 2011, 2012; Amy Garvey, CC '15, Under1Roof Student Co-Coordinator 2014

10am

Opening Plenary (Lerner 555)

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Derald Wing Sue, “Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race”

12pm

Lunch hosted by LGBTQ at Columbia (Lerner 505)

1pm-2:30pm

Dialogue in Action (concurrent sessions)

  • “On the Core: Identity and Student Experiences in Contemporary Civilization” Part of a continuing series of the Multicultural Affairs Advisory Board (MAAB), this dialogue engages students with faculty (including Dr. Roosevelt Montas, Director of the Center for the Core Curriculum) on experiences in Core Curriculum classes.  (Lerner, Satow Room)
  • “Unpacking Stigma: Mental Health and Wellness in Marginalized Communities” OMA staff in collaboration with CPS staff will facilitate a session focused on discussing and unpacking stigmas associated with mental health within marginalized communities.  This session will address the intersections between marginalized social identity and mental health, as well as a discussion of resources on campus.   (Lerner 568)
2pm-3pm

Dialogue in Action (concurrent sessions)

  • “Academic Advising and International Students: Voices of the Global Community” In this session, International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) will facilitate the conversation with the Center for Student Advising about different cross-cultural topics in advising international students: supporting international students’ initial adjustment to a new academic culture, addressing different cultural norms about academic integrity and dialoguing with students about managing expectations from parents at their home countries.  (Lerner 505)
2:45pm-4:15pm

Dialogue in Action (concurrent sessions)

  • “Classism on Campus” Facilitated by the First Generation and Low Income Partnership (FLIP), this session will engage participants in a dialogue about the first generation college experience, the role of classism in higher education, and strategies for interrupting classism on both the personal and institutional levels.  (Lerner 568)
  • “#blacklivesmatter on Campus, Too” 

    During the Fall 2014 semester, on a national level, we witnessed the non indictments of police officers who were involved in the killings of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and Tamir Rice. As a response, on-campus we saw the mobilization of concerned students via events, dialogues and protests.  What this demonstrated was the need--and possibilities--for solidarity and action across the Columbia community...


    Join the Men of Color Alliance (MCA) and the Asian American Alliance (AAA) as we discuss how different communities of color have and can continue  to support and participate in the #blacklivesmatter movement. Moreover, explore how students can form strong cross-community alliances to combat racial injustice.

    (Lerner, Satow Room)
4:15pmBreak
4:30pm

Closing Plenary

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kevin Nadal

Award-winning professor, psychologist, performer, activist, and author, who received his doctorate in counseling psychology from Columbia University in New York City. Currently, he is the Executive Director of the CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies at the Graduate Center (GC) at the City University of New York (CUNY). Dr. Nadal was also one of the first coordinators for Respecting Ourselves and Others through Education (ROOTEd) at Columbia.

 

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