Series on Race, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Diversity Dialogues are part of the action plan to address the recommendations of the Task Force for Racial Equality, bringing together the university community to discuss ways to address racism and inequality.
Learn more about the Fall 2021 schedule below. The inaugural 2020-21 series concluded on April 7, 2021. If you missed the 2020-21 events, catch up with the Dialogues below.
Diversity Dialogues - 2021-22 Series
- Sept. 22, 10 to 11:30 a.m.: Presidential Listening Session on Inclusive Excellence and the Faculty. Access here.
- 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)
Access to Livestreams and Recordings (including Sept. 22, 2021)
If you did not register for the Sept. 22 event, you can still use the appropriate livestream link below to access the event. Please read below.
Members of the Georgia State community can access the livestreams for the Diversity Dialogues by selecting either button below using your campus ID and password. All dialogues will be recorded and available for future viewing at these livestream links.
Inaugural 2020-21 Series Recordings:
A Note on Access to Dialogues 1-3, AY 2020-21
Dialogues 1-3 during the 2020-21 academic year are available through the SharePoint links above but require a Georgia State campus ID and password. If you are not a member of the Georgia State community, or an alum or retiree of the university but do not have a log in through a gsu.edu email address, please email the communications team here for further assistance.
Dialogues 4 and 5 are available through the SharePoint links above, and are also available without a password here:
The Groundbreaker Lecture from Feb. 2021 is available without a password here:
Synopsis of the 2020-21 Diversity Dialogues Series
Listening Session on Georgia State Community & Campus Climate
2 to 3:30 p.m., Sept. 30
President Becker will discuss the University’s action plan to address the Recommendations of the Task Force for Racial Equality, listen to the Georgia State community’s concerns, and engage in conversation about issues relating to our campus climate.
Underrepresented Minority Faculty Survey Data Conversation
3 to 4 p.m., Oct. 6
Harvard University’s Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) Survey is a faculty job satisfaction survey that provides actionable data about the conditions--the environment, policies, and practices--that support faculty doing their best work. This discussion will focus on the results related to underrepresented minority faculty at GSU.
Policing and the Georgia State Community
8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Oct. 29
This discussion will be an extended conversation on policing, the Atlanta community, and intersections with protests and politics. Discussants will include Georgia State scholars, community leaders, and Georgia State police officials.
Georgia State University’s Role in the Future of Atlanta – An International City
Jan. 28, 2021, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The fourth dialogue of the Diversity Dialogue series continues its discussion on race, diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and the Georgia State community.
During this event, panelists will examine Georgia State’s role in the future of Atlanta as an international city through a discussion of civil and human rights in Atlanta (and Georgia State) – past, present and future.
This dialogue is co-sponsored by the Center for Studies on Africa and its Diaspora, and the Office of the Provost.
Click the button below for more information and to register.
Provost's Second Annual Groundbreaker Speaker Series With Dr. Peniel Joseph
4 to 5:30 p.m., Feb. 11, 2021
The 2021 Provost's Groundbreaker Speaker Series event will be a conversation with Dr. Peniel Joseph, a Professor of Public Affairs and the Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values at the University of Texas-Austin. He is also the Founding Director of the LBJ School of Public Affairs’ Center for the Study of Race and Democracy. The author of six books, the conversation will include discussion about his latest work, The Sword and The Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
Vision for Georgia State and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Where Do We Go From Here?
1 to 2 p.m., April 7, 2021
This discussion will include national, regional and local diversity, equity and inclusion leaders, with a conversation about moving Georgia State to inclusive excellence. The dialogue will include a review of Georgia State's DEI initiatives, look to best practices, and examine how Georgia State can become a national leader in diversity.