ROOTED Dinner & Dialogue is the group’s hallmark dialogue series. Students of all identities and experiences are invited to participate in peer-facilitated conversations on a host of topics. Past topics have ranged from “Politics of Hair” to “Gentrification in Harlem” to “Complications of Classism in Community Service.” Each conversation’s goal is to explore how power and privilege intersect with the topic, what participants can learn from hearing one another's experiences and what can be collectively gained through recognizing our own power and social responsibility.
Register below to indicate your interest in participating in our Dinner & Dialogue Series, held in 505 Lerner. All events take place on Thursdays, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to share access needs.
Building Different Futures: Understanding and Overcoming Barriers to Healing After the Death of Tessa Majors [Thursday, February 13]
Join ROOTED to discuss the impact of institutional/community messaging and media after the passing of Tessa Majors. How did they complicate our emotions? Where do we go from here? How should our community respond to tragedy?
Safe Space? Unpacking “Safety” and “Comfort” on Campus [Thursday, March 26]
Join ROOTED for a dialogue to explore how we are socialized to think about safety and comfort, what experiences we’ve had with messages about safety at Columbia and what it means to build a community where everyone’s safety is truly prioritized.
CU in Harlem? [Thursday, April 23]
Join ROOTED in a conversation about how we, as students of Columbia University, engage with the Harlem community. Let’s talk about what “home” means during our four years here.