Staff Diversity and Inclusion Discussion Series - Fall 2016

Published: August 25, 2016

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Diversity Discussions

Designed to be participatory and highly interactive, this Discussion Series presents an opportunity for all Notre Dame staff to share experiences, learn from each other, and ultimately grow to make the University a more diverse and inclusive place where everyone can do their very best work.

All discussions
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
South Dining Hall Oak Room (upstairs)
Refreshments provided

Black Lives, Blue Lives, All Lives:
Do I have to choose just one?

September 1, 2016
Panelists will explain the Black Lives Matter Movement, the police perspective and the national narrative around police brutality. Small-group, facilitated discussions to follow.

Civil Dialogue:
How to more easily have difficult conversations

October 6, 2016
Panelists will discuss our current state of political rhetoric and dialogues around difficult and polarizing topics. Small-group, facilitated discussions to follow.

What are they, and is there a cure?

November 10, 2016
Experts will define and discuss examples of microaggressions and how to minimize them while making all staff feel valued and welcome. Small-group, facilitated discussions to follow.

Hanukkah/Kwanzaa Celebration

December 1, 2016
Presenters will explain the historical significance of these holidays and lead audience participation in the Celebration. Refreshments and gifts provided.

Presented by the Office of Human Resources, the Director of Staff Diversity and Inclusion, and Campus Dining. No RSVP required. For more information, contact askHR at (574) 631-5900 or