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Dialogues in Diversity


Dialogues in Diversity is a lunchtime series that provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to discuss, share, and offer recommendations for enhancing diversity and inclusion across the University of Georgia campuses. Through Dialogues, our aim is to foster an informal gathering of awareness-building and action among our faculty and staff.
Each semester, the series has a centralized theme and features a faculty member from our UGA community who provides commentary around that theme as a catalyst to encourage discussions about diversity, equity, and inclusion at UGA. This is followed by small group discussions.
Dialogues in Diversity is are open to all UGA faculty and staff. Lunch is provided and space is filled on a first-come basis. There is no cost to attend, but prior registration is required. For more information, please contact the Office of Institutional Diversity at diverse@uga.edu.

 

Past Dialogues

Spring | 2019 It's Not Just What They Said, But How They Said It:
Discerning Racism and Bias in Everyday Talk
Tina Harris, PhD
Professor
Franklin College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Communication Studies

 

Fall 2018 | Rurality and the Educational Experience
Darris Means, PhD
Assistant Professor
College of Education
Department of Counseling & Human Development Services


Spring 2018 | Crossing Borders. Building Connections 
Edward Delgado-Romero, PhD
Professor
College of Education
Department of Counseling & Human Development Services


Fall 2017 | Risk and Resilience: Mental Health Disparities in
Underserved Student Populations

Isha Metzger, PhD
Assistant Professor
Franklin College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Psychology


Spring 2017 | Practical Dialogues on Race, the Law, and Policing
Krystle Cobran, Esq, MPP
Visiting Lecturer
School of Public & International Affairs
Department of Political Science

Dan Silk, PhD
Instructor; Police Captain
School of Public & International Affairs
Department of Political Science
UGA Police Department
 

Fall 2016 | Community Engagement: Advocating for Change Beyond the Ivory Tower
Llewellyn Cornelius, PhD
Professor
School of Social Work
Center for Social Justice, Human, and Civil Rights

 

Spring 2016 | Family Ties: Understanding Latin/a Family Values
J. Maria Bermudez, PhD
Associate Professor
College of Family & Consumer Sciences
Department of Human Development & Family Sciences


Fall 2015 | Transgender Liberation is for Everybody: Living Our True Selves and Building a More Compassionate World
Anneliese Singh, PhD, LPC
Associate Dean Professor
College of Education
Department of Counseling & Human Development Services

 

Fall 2014 | When Making a Difference Makes No Difference: Race, Teaching, and Learning Historically Considered
Ronald Butchart, PhD
Aderhold Distinguished Professor, Department Head
College of Education
Department of Educational Theory & Practice


Spring 2014 | The Gendered Politics of Food
Cecilia Herles, PhD
Assistant Director
Franklin College of Arts & Sciences
Institute for Women's Studies

 

Spring 2013 | Red and Blue, Not Just Black and White: Politics and Diversity in Georgia
Charles Bullock, PhD
Richard B. Russell Professor of Political Science
School of Public & International Affairs
Department of Political Science


Fall 2013 | Integrating Bias and Emotion into Learning about Islam in America
Alan Godlas, PhD
Associate Professor
Franklin College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Religion


Spring 2012 | Eliminating Inequality and Creating Inclusive Environments for LGBTQ Youth: Lessons for UGA
Corey Johnson, PhD
Associate Professor
College of Education
Department of Counseling & Human Development Services