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 Fall 2019 Dinner & Dialogue Series, held in 505 Lerner. All events take place on Thursdays, 7:30–9:00 p.m.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to share access needs.
"'Go To CPS': Is that the end of the story?" [Thursday, October 10]
Join ROOTED to break down the way in which students approach and discuss mental health on campus. We will unpack concepts like “self-care” and “stress culture” and think about tools and strategies for building wellness for ourselves and those around us.
"You can’t sit with us: Imposter syndrome within social and identity spaces" [Thursday, November 7]
Join ROOTED for a dialogue on identity and affinity communities (groups, clubs, residence halls, etc.) on Columbia’s campus. Have you found spaces that affirm you in your identities? Who writes the rules for participation in these spaces? Do you ever feel like you are not _____ enough? Let’s talk about it.
"Do your values fit on your resume?" [Thursday, November 21]
Are we supposed to compromise beliefs and ideals for our professional aspirations? Are there ways to bring our values into our chosen fields? Does Columbia prepare us to join or challenge the status quo? Join ROOTED as we discuss social responsibility and career choices.