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Join important conversations through the Dialogues Program

The series creates spaces for Roadrunners to learn from one another despite differences and to create change individually and collectively.

By Elise Krumholz

March 10, 2021

Spring 2021 Dialogues Series graphicRoadrunners are encouraged to attend the Spring 2021 Dialogue Series: From Processing to Action.

The three-session Dialogues Program brings together Metropolitan State University of Denver students, faculty and staff to participate in small group-facilitated dialogues. These dialogues help participants deeply engage in listening as they share lived experiences and challenge them to think about perspectives other than their own. Above all, dialogue is about having a space to learn from one another despite differences and to create change individually and collectively. 

Session 1: Processing the Moment

March 17

10-11:30 a.m.

Join via Microsoft Teams

This past year has put many people in a mode of constant processing of events, including the Covid-19 pandemic, the movement for racial justice, economic hardships or job loss, accessing health care and food, political polarization, the Jan. 6 insurrection, the election and inauguration of a new president and more. This dialogue will allow participants to process what has happened, what is happening and what we anticipate as we continue to live in a complex moment. 

Session 2: Restoring Relationships

March 30

12:30-2 p.m.

Join via Microsoft Teams

Many Roadrunners have experienced impacts to relationships with family, friends, co-workers and others over the past year. For some, this can be attributed to Covid-19-related quarantines or social distancing, while others have fractured over differing social or political values. This dialogue will explore what moving forward with those relationships may look like. 

Session 3: Building Bridges and a Call to Action

April 14

10:30 a.m.-noon

This session will cover how processing dialogue translates into action and will help participants explore action beyond internal reflection, what we read and whom we follow on social media. Participants will consider how to move from talking to doing, answering questions such as “What does change look like?” and “To effect change, how do we work with others we disagree with?” There is a drive for social justice, and we are figuring out how to change our interactions, systems and processes to create equity and justice.

RSVP for the dialogue series today or learn more about the Dialogues Program.

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