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Let's Talk Diversity Dialogue Series


Let's Talk Diversity is a dialogue series for students, postdoctoral trainees, faculty, and staff led by a guest speaker on topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion/sense of belonging with 80-250 attendees per event.


Event List
Date Topics Speaker
Thursday, November 9, 2023 Racial Equity Impact Assessments (REIAs) and Leadership Development Kelly Bencola and Daniella Maria Feijoo


Event List
Date Topics Speaker
Thursday, October 12, 2023 Fireside Chat with ODI's Dr. Sheehan Fisher and Brittany Young Dr. Sheehan Fisher and Brittany Young
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 Cultural Humility in Praxis Hannah Honor
Thursday, March 16, 2023 Intersectional Approaches to Designing Syllabi Romeo E. Jackson
Thursday, January 19, 2023 Trans/Gender 101 and The Limits of Best Practices Romeo E. Jackson


Event List
Date Topics Speaker
Thursday, December 8, 2022 Disrupting Systems of the Past: Looking Back to Look Forward at SCOTUS Actions on Racial Inequality Karen Thompson
Thursday, November 10, 2022 Illuminating the Legal Landscape: Preparing for Court Action in Admissions Babak Bakhtiari and Jane E. Dudzinski
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Strategic Implementation of DEIA Initiatives in Research Intensive University Environments Dr. Bertha Hidalgo
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Fostering Belonging Through Equity-Minded, Anti-Racist Course Design Dr. Royel M. Johnson
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 The Fisk-Vanderbilt Master's to PhD Bridge Program Dr. Dina Stroud
Monday, February 28, 2022 Dance and Belonging: Building Community Among Chicago Steppers Dr. Anjulet Tucker


Event List
Date Topics Speaker
Thursday, November 11, 2021 Effective Tools for Inclusive Recruiting Damon L. Williams, Jr.
Thursday, September 23, 2021 Aligning Admissions and Recruitment Damon L. Williams, Jr.
Thursday, May 20, 2021 Fireside Chat with Dr. Robin Means Coleman Dr. Robin Means Coleman
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Fostering Graduate Student Success in Cross-Race Advising Relationships Dr. Marco Barker
Thursday, April 22, 2021 Proaction Theater Delta
Thursday, April 15, 2021 Addressing the Needs of Underrepresented Graduate Students through Inclusive Excellence Mentoring Practices Dr. Levon Esters
Thursday, April 8, 2021 Cultivation Theater Delta
Thursday, March 18, 2021 Countering Impostor Syndrome by Addressing Institutional Triggers Dr. Angélica S. Gutiérrez
Thursday, February 18, 2021 From Thriving To Surviving - Recognizing the Impact of Collective Trauma Dr. Kenneth Washington
Thursday, January 28, 2021 Working Towards Equity at Northwestern TiShaunda McPherson


Event List
Date Topics Speaker
Thursday, December 10, 2020 Strategies for Equity-Based Holistic Review Dr. Julie Posselt
Thursday, November 12, 2020 Retention of Underrepresented Graduate Students of Color Dr. Ebony McGee
Thursday, October 22, 2020 Representation, Culture, and the Dynamics of Change in Graduate Education Dr. Julie Posselt
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Recruiting In a Global Pandemic
Damon L. Williams, Jr.