Georgia State's Diversity Dialogues series returns this academic year Sept. 22, kicking off conversations addressing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at the institution.
This session, marking Georgia State President M. Brian Blake’s first Diversity Dialogue, will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and livestreamed at the Diversity Dialogues information page, https://dei.gsu.edu/diversity-dialogues/. You can also view last year’s inaugural series recordings at this web address.
Further information about the event will be shared soon, and any changes in scheduling and/or event modality for this event or the 2021-22 Diversity Dialogues will be shared at the link above in addition to campus email.
Additional 2021-22 Diversity Dialogues this semester include the following sessions. All events will be available through livestreams at https://dei.gsu.edu/diversity-dialogues/:
- Oct. 21, noon to 1:30 p.m.: Sexual & Gender Minorities at Georgia State during Pride: Unpacking the Past and Envisioning the Future of our LGBTQI+ Community
- Nov. 16, noon to 1:30 p.m.: Student Leadership and Diversity Efforts (Ethics of Diversity)
The Diversity Dialogues series began last academic year as part of the action plan for the recommendations of the Task Force for Racial Equality, bringing together the university community to discuss ways to address racism and inequality.
During the fall 2020 session, sessions included a campus town hall, sessions about the results of the COACHE faculty satisfaction survey pertaining to faculty from underrepresented minority backgrounds, and changes in policing at Georgia State.
The following spring, topics included a fascinating discussion with civic, political and academic leaders about the future of Atlanta as a diverse and international city; the 2021 Provost's Groundbreaker Lecture with Dr. Peniel Joseph, who discussed his book "The Sword and the Shield" about The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X; and a wrap-up session in April 2021 that looked forward to the future of diversity, equity and inclusion at Georgia State.
— Jeremy Craig, Communications Manager, Office of the Provost