December 11, 2019
Moderated by Dr. Carlos V. Guzman, panelists Dr. Jalin B. Johnson, Dr. Dustin Domingo, Dr. Ellen Belloumini and Dr. Julianne Zvalo-Martyn participated in the BU virtual branch of AAUW hosted session “Courageous Conversations: Creating a Safe Space for Dialogue on Race, Gender and Ethnicity.”
Dr. Guzman led participants in gauging “one’s understanding of biases, values, beliefs and attitudes about cultural diversity.”
Additionally, participants were able to “gain skills in terms of strategies for encouraging courageous conversations around cultural diversity.” This included discussion on gender, microagressions, ethnicity and self-awareness.
Panelists addressed important questions (along with participant Q&A) in the following areas;
- How the current political/social environments impact the work done with our students.
- Issues observed when working with students relating to race, gender and ethnicity.
- Our role as educators, relating to these issues.
- Strategies used to create an environment for courageous conversations among students.
The session was facilitated by BU AAUW 2019-2021 branch President, Dr. Lata Murti.