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Programs and Events

All events will take place in the Dialogue Zone, Roesch Library Room 107

Upcoming events
Let’s Talk about It: Sarah Smarsh, the Working Poor, and Cultural Divides

Thursday, October 24, 2019
2:00 to 3:30 PM

Join others for a dialogue focusing on Sarah Smarsh’s presentation regarding the working poor and cultural divides.  Smarsh’s presentation on October 21 is part of the UD Speaker Series. Her book Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth is a New York Times Bestseller and was a finalist for the National Book Award.  It examines economic inequality in light of Smarsh’s upbringing among the working poor in rural Kansas.  Smarsh has reported on socioeconomic class for The Guardian, the New York Times, The New Yorker, Harper’s, and many other publications.  She is a frequent commentator on issues relating to poverty, cultural divides, and rural America.

Registration is required as seats are limited to the first 24 participants. Please sign up using this form.

Let’s Talk about It: Sarah Smarsh, the Working Poor, and Cultural Divides

Friday, October 25, 2019
10:00-11:30 AM

Join others for a dialogue focusing on Sarah Smarsh’s presentation regarding the working poor and cultural divides.  Smarsh’s presentation on October 21 is part of the UD Speaker Series. Her book Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth is a New York Times Bestseller and was a finalist for the National Book Award.  It examines economic inequality in light of Smarsh’s upbringing among the working poor in rural Kansas.  Smarsh has reported on socioeconomic class for The Guardian, the New York Times, The New Yorker, Harper’s, and many other publications.  She is a frequent commentator on issues relating to poverty, cultural divides, and rural America.

Registration is required as seats are limited to the first 24 participants. Please sign up using this form.

Hope in Troubled Times: A Dialogue about Service

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
11:00 AM-12:15 PM OR 2:00-3:15 PM

Join fellow students for a conversation about the call to strengthen communities through selfless service. At a time when many traditional norms and structures that once provided direction and purpose for people are breaking down, young people around the world are looking for ways to better society and find personal meaning in collaboration with other like-minded souls.  In this short program, you will have an opportunity to share your own thoughts and experiences regarding service and to envision with others possibilities for action that can have lasting benefit in the local community. Many UD students are engaged in community service through some of the programs on campus. You also will hear about one framework within which youth of diverse backgrounds worldwide are engaged in service in their communities, especially through nurturing the growth of those younger than themselves. It is hoped that, through dialogue on this timely and important topic, relationships will be built and understanding will be achieved, both of which can serve as a foundation for ongoing conversation and collaboration.

Registration for each session is required as seats are limited to the first 24 participants. Please sign up using this form.

Let's Talk about It: Dr. Willie James Jennings' "To Form Erotic Souls: Challenging the Formation of Whiteness in Education"

Thursday, November 7, 2019
4:00-5:00 PM

Join faculty, staff, and students for a conversation to follow Dr. Willie James Jennings’ lecture "To Form Erotic Souls: Challenging the Formation of Whiteness in Education."  Dr. Jennings is an Associate Professor at Yale Divinity School in Systematic Theology and Africana Studies. Dr. Jennings’ describes the content of his talk: “Modern western education and theological education more specifically has been plagued with a destructive image that has driven its work of formation. That image is of a white self-sufficient man who embodies mastery, possession, and control. This lecture considers the problem of that image and explores an alternative vision that should drive the work of intellectual and moral formation.”  Participants in this conversation are expected to have attended Dr. Jennings’ talk on November 5 in KU Ballroom.

Registration is required as seats are limited to the first 24 participants. Please sign up using this form.

How to Guarantee Equity for all Students on a Campus That Increasingly Grows More Diverse?

Thursday, November 7, 2019
2:00 to 3:30 PM

As our campus grows more diverse, new identities complicate traditional ways to achieve equity among our students. Shall we expand the practice of accommodations to other student bodies? If so, how could we build a criteria that adapts to the new campus landscape? Are there other strategies to meet students’ needs and prepare them for success? Join faculty and staff in a conversation about the notion of equity, its outcomes, and its effects on our student body.

Registration is required as seats are limited to the first 24 participants. Please sign up using this form.

How to Guarantee Equity for all Students on a Campus That Increasingly Grows More Diverse?

Friday, November 8, 2019
10:00 to 11:30 AM

As our campus grows more diverse, new identities complicate traditional ways to achieve equity among our students. Shall we expand the practice of accommodations to other student bodies? If so, how could we build a criteria that adapts to the new campus landscape? Are there other strategies to meet students’ needs and prepare them for success? Join faculty and staff in a conversation about the notion of equity, its outcomes, and its effects on our student body.

Registration is required as seats are limited to the first 24 participants. Please sign up using this form.

Equity and/in the Stories of our Marianist Founders

Thursday, November 14, 2019
2:00 to 3:30 PM

Our Founders, Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, Blessed Adele de Batz, and Venerable Marie-Therese de Lamourous were individuals with very diverse characteristics in terms of status, gender, age, background, and experience. This amalgamation of difference became one of the pillars of our Marianist education. Can we use an equity lens to examine the stories that we have heard about this encounter and the roles that each of our founders are expected to play? As we explore these narratives, can they provide us with new views to understand equity and inclusion in this day and age?

Registration is required as seats are limited to the first 24 participants. Please sign up using this form.

Equity and/in the Stories of our Marianist Founders

Friday, November 15, 2019
1:00 to 2:30 PM

Our Founders, Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, Blessed Adele de Batz, and Venerable Marie-Therese de Lamourous were individuals with very diverse characteristics in terms of status, gender, age, background, and experience. This amalgamation of difference became one of the pillars of our Marianist education. Can we use an equity lens to examine the stories that we have heard about this encounter and the roles that each of our founders are expected to play? As we explore these narratives, can they provide us with new views to understand equity and inclusion in this day and age?

Registration is required as seats are limited to the first 24 participants. Please sign up using this form.

Listening to Encourage Dialogue: A Toolbox

Thursday, November 21, 2019
10:30 to 11:45 AM

Facilitator:  Dr. Jason Combs, Department of Communication, Coordinator for the Dialogue Zone

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in this short workshop for building key skills for listening that invite others to engage in a more dialogic, less combative interaction.  These skills include asking effective clarifying and probing questions, paraphrasing what others say, and perception checking. When done well, these behaviors help others to feel that you are listening to them with a desire to understand and invite others to engage you as a partner in the interaction, not as an adversary.  Such skills are integral for building and strengthening personal and professional relationships where strong differences of opinion might exist.

Registration is required as seats are limited to the first 24 participants. Please sign up using this form.

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1360
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