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. The series continues to address these issues as well as diversity across multiple groups - and intersections between identities.
Fall 2022 Diversity Dialogue - Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022
The Fall 2022 Diversity Dialogue was held virtually via livestream on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022 from 12 to 1 p.m. If you weren't able to register, don't worry - a recording is now available.
The recording is available through the Diversity Dialogues SharePoint portals, which are linked below this section. You will need your Campus ID and Password to log in.
Because speakers shared resources quickly during the event, we have compiled a list of links for the activities and resources that were mentioned. Click the link in the button below to access the list of web links.
SharePoint Portal: Access to Livestreams and Recordings
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.
Diversity Dialogues - 2021-22 Series
Learn more about the 2021-22 series below.
Georgia State & the Atlanta Community: Leadership and Collaborative Connections
Jan. 25, 2022 - 12pm to 1:30pm
Join the Georgia State community in a conversation about leadership with dynamic African American administrators at Georgia State, as well as with leaders in the Atlanta community and how they rose to their leadership roles. As Georgia State observes its MLK Commemoration in January and Black History Month during February, this dialogue included a conversation on ways Georgia State and the greater Atlanta community can connect and collaborate for the greater good of the region.
Diversity Dialogues - 2020-21 Series
The inaugural 2020-21 series concluded on April 7, 2021. If you missed the 2020-21 events, you can also view recordings through the Diversity Dialogues SharePoint site or the links below.
Listening Session on Georgia State Community & Campus Climate
Sept. 30 2020, 2 to 3:30 p.m
President Becker discussed the University’s action plan to address the Recommendations of the Task Force for Racial Equality, listened to the Georgia State community’s concerns, and engaged in conversation about issues relating to our campus climate.
Underrepresented Minority Faculty Survey Data Conversation
Oct. 6 2020, 3 to 4 p.m.
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 focused on the results related to underrepresented minority faculty at GSU.
Policing and the Georgia State Community
Oct. 29 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
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 to 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 examined 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.
Vision for Georgia State and DEI: Where do we go from here?
April 7, 2021, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
- President Mark Becker
- Provost Wendy Hensel
- Dr. Curtis D. Byrd, Special Advisor to the Provost on Diversity Equity and Inclusion at Georgia State
- Dr. Michelle Garfield Cook, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Strategic University Initiatives, Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Georgia
- Mr. Rickey Hall, Vice President and University Diversity Officer at the University of Washington
- Dr. Clyde Wilson Pickett, Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Pittsburgh and Vice President of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education
Provost's Second Annual Groundbreaker Speaker Series With Dr. Peniel Joseph
Feb. 11, 2021, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
The 2021 Provost's Groundbreaker Speaker Series event was 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 included discussion about his work, The Sword and The Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.