Courageous Conversations is a series of collaborative discussions within the School of Education regarding race and culture in schools and society. Students, faculty and staff gather to discuss our roles as teachers, counselors, school psychologists, and educational leaders.
Our aim is twofold:
- to provide a safe space to discuss race, culture, diversity, and inclusion both within the School of Education and in the schools, institutions of higher education, agencies, organizations and communities in which we serve and live.
- to discuss our roles as educators, counselors, and leaders in making a positive impact in our communities and becoming true allies to our communities of color.
Upcoming Courageous Conversations
April 25: Finding Joy Amid Toxic Climates
March 23: Anti-DEI Movements in Higher Education
December 6: Compassion and Oppression Battle Fatigue in Education
May 5: Radical Healing in Education
February 21: The Whitewashing of Public Education and How to Move Forward
November 15: The Path Forward for Equity
October 6: The Violent Dismantling of Education: Processing the attacks on Equity in Educational Institutions
May 6: The Overcriminalization of the Black Community: Implications for Education
Hosted by Natoya Haskins, Director of Diversity & Inclusion in the School of Education, the panel included:
April 8: Courageous Conversation
February 16: Democracy, Freedom and Justice in Education
November 16: Post-Election Courageous Conversation
October 20: Race and Equity during an Election Year
September 1: Courageous Conversation: Jacob Blake
July 8: Student Forum
June 18: Where do we go from here?
Our panelists included faculty members Dr. Natoya Haskins, Dr. Janise Parker, Dr. Leandra Parris, and Dr. Katherine Barko-Alva, joined by Ph.D. students Aiesha Lee and Unity Walker.
June 4: A courageous conversation
Dr. Natoya Haskins, Dr. Janise Parker, Dr. Leandra Parris, Dr. Katherine Barko-Alva, and Dr. Kim Lee Hughes, president-elect of the Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development, facilitated this courageous conversation.