Leaning In to Conversations on Race (ID 552)
Martin Luther King, Jr. stated, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Day by day, student affairs practitioners connect with students on myriad issues, but most recently, large numbers of students are struggling with a national and global environment of hate and intolerance and feeling that their institutions do not care about them. Student affairs should help our students as they struggle for answers, and we should provide vehicles for student facilitation, agency, and change. NC State University designed a program to engage our student leaders in difficult dialogues so that they have the knowledge, awareness, and skills to feel more comfortable in engaging their peers in courageous conversations about bias, privilege, oppression, and confronting intolerance. Participants will learn about this program and will be asked to share their own best practices.
Tuesday, March 12
2:30 pm to 3:20 pm
LA Convention Center
Barry Olson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Administration, North Carolina State University