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This semester’s Brown Bag lunchtime discussions focus on Race. We encourage students, faculty, and staff to engage in conversation about how we can create a more socially just and inclusive campus community within our classes, departments, and offices by understanding several key current issues. This year we are asking people to prepare for discussion by reading or viewing texts.

In October, Danielle Gadson (Public Administration), and Steve Sheridan (OPIR), both trained facilitators in Intergroup Dialogue with Villanova’s IGR program, led us in a discussion of Ta-Nahisi-Coates’ “The Case for Reparations.” The second discussion (Wednesday, November 13th, 2019), will center around Robin DeAngelo’s book White Fragility.

The November Brown Bag will further the coversation about race by discussing Dr Robin DiAngelo's 2018 book "White Fragility: Why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism." We ask participants to be familiar with the book in order to make the most out of the session, which will be led by Dr. Terry Nance and Professor Carol Anthony.

A conversation with faculty by the same co-facilitators will be held March 25, 2020 in conjunction with VITAL. Email for more information.