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Community Dialogues on Race (Listening Sessions)

Reinhardt is committed to taking further meaningful, productive action to continue our work for racial justice and equality on our campus as well as in our local, regional and national communities. We also recognize the pain and frustrations our university community must be feeling in these turbulent times, and we want to offer an opportunity to come together to share our concerns and feelings.

These listening sessions will provide a space to discuss the impact of current events and how racism and inequalities impact our lives, studies and our work. We will not treat this as an event, but rather a long-term continuum of engagement centered on listening, talking and learning in order to achieve sustained institutional improvement. Your voices and contributions are essential as we push forward.

Join us for these listening sessions where we can gather to reflect, meaningfully respond and take tangible steps together to heal, build allyship and take action to towards creating a better world.

Be A Part of the Conversation

Community members interested in attending can by registering for the listening sessions, which will be hosted on Zoom’s webinar platform and will provide a space for discussion about how Reinhardt can meaningfully respond and take tangible next steps for action.

  Time  DateTopic
6:30 - 8:00 pmMonday, June 22An open discussion of current events and how racism and
inequalities impact our lives, studies and our work.
6:30 - 8:00 pmMonday, July 27Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice and Campus Policing
6:30 - 8:00 pmMonday, August 24The Black Student Experience at Reinhardt
6:30 - 8:00 pmMonday, September 28Steps to take to Dismantle Racism
6:30 - 8:00 pmMonday, October 26Symbolism and Race
6:30 - 8:00 pmMonday, November 23Faith and Race

Session Details

Reinhardt is committed to taking further meaningful, productive action to continue our work for racial justice and equality on our campus as well as in our local, regional and national communities. We also recognize the pain and frustrations our university community must be feeling in these turbulent times, and we want to offer an opportunity to come together to share our concerns and feelings. This listening session will provide a space to discuss the impact of current events and how racism and inequalities impact our lives, studies and our work. Your voices and contributions are essential as we push forward. Join us for this listening session where we can gather to reflect, meaningfully respond and take tangible steps together to heal, build allyship and take action to towards creating a better world.

Join the discussion, feature experts on race and law as well as campus policing. Reinhardt encourages attendees to ask questions and share their thoughts, as the speakers will be asking big questions about why racist incidents keep happening, why previous attempts to address the problem have failed and what role police and lawyers play in addressing the issue. This discussion will focus on policing and the law in addition to exploring current realities, policy, and legal solutions to racial violence and bias in policing.

Share ideas about how to make Reinhardt an even more inclusive environment. Your voices and contributions are essential as we take actionable steps together to towards creating a better campus community.

 

We are at a crossroads in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion locally, nationally and globally. Recent tragedies have highlighted the serious need for continued work in promoting understanding, acceptance and taking action against injustices related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, ability and religion. Many of us have been left wondering how we can do better and what we can do to help in real, meaningful ways. You’ll walk away with tools to educate yourself; how to influence people, help them understand the role that they play and hold them accountable; recognize and learn from the mistakes you make; and use your privilege to speak up and support others.

To be announced

This session is focused on the intersection between faith and race and is designed to help us intentionally think about the intersection of history, institutions, scripture, prayer, race and justice. This will be an informal conversational approach to questions of religious faith and its role in our society.