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​​​​Spring 2018

Lunch and Dialogue: Free Speech on Campus
Part of the Difficult Dialogues Initiative
Facilitated by Gail Dyer and Tierra L. Marshall
Bi-weekly Wednesdays, February 21, February 28, and March 14, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
The Center @ Mooore Hall

"Black Panther" Movie Discussion
Monday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.
Bouligny Lounge (Room 125), The Center @ Moore Hall

Share your reactions to Marvel's "Black Panther" movie with other students and discuss how the movie blends art and science fiction with cultural pride and social jsutice issues present today over wings and empanadas.​

Seven Views on Campus Free Speech and Inclusion
Part of the Difficult Dialogues Initiative
Wednesday, March 21, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
​The Center @ Moore Hall

A small group Bible study on the practice of reconciliation within the beloved community​ 
Small groups will meet ​at dates, times, and locations conducive to the schedules of the participants throughout the spring semester. 
Contact Tierra Marshall at x2889 or Bob Pfunder at x1770 for questions or click he​r​e to RSVP.​ ​

Fall 2017

Teaching Orlando: Homophobia and Islamophobia in Post-Orlando America
featuring Sa’ed Atshan, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Peace & Conflict Studies, Swarthmore College
Monday, September 12, 2016, 4:30pm
The Center @ Moore Hall

​Lunch and Dialogue: Race in American Thought​
Part of the Difficult Dialogues Initiative 
Facilitated by Meg Griffiths and Tierra L. Marshall 
Bi-weekly Tuesdays, October 28, November 14, and November 28, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 
The Center @ Moore Hall
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Eddie’s Perejil: an autobiographical play exploring identity, cultural inheritance, and the 1937 Haitian massacre  
Friday, November 10, 2017, 5:00 p.m. 
​Reception at 5:00 p.m. followed by performance at 5:30 p.m. 
The Center @ Moore Hall

​Channeling Our Voices: Using Social Justice Theater for Social Change on College Campuses
featuring Deandra Cadet & Tayein ChoGlueck, Cofounders of Interaction, Inc.
Lecture on Thursday, November 16, 5:30 p.m. 
Luncheon on Friday, November 17, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Center @ Moore Hall​ ​

Redobles de Cultura
Afro-Puerto Rican and Afro-Caribbean Drumming and Dance Residency 
Afro-Puerto Rican Dance Class on Thursday, December 7, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
​Afro-Puerto Rican and Afro-Caribbean Music and Dance Performance on Friday, December 8, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.​
The Center @ Moore Hall

​​​​​​​​​​Spring 2017

​​​Power of Questions: Inquiry with Impact (staff/faculty workshop) 
Part of the Difficult Dialogues Initiative ​
Facilitated by Essential Partners 
Wednesday, January 11, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.​ 

​​​​Facilitating Constructive Conversations (student workshop) 
Part of the Difficult Dialogues Initiative 
Facilitated by Essential Partners 
Thursday, January 12 - Friday, January 13, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.​ 

A small group Bible study on faith, justice, and transforming enemies into friends​ 
Small groups will meet ​at dates, times, and locations conducive to the participants throughout the spring semester.
​Contact Tierra Marshall at x2889 or Bob Pfunder at x1770 for questions or click he​r​e to RSVP.​ 

Why are Good People Divided by Politics and Religion? 
A lunch reading group on The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion​ by Jonathan Haidt. 
Thursday, February 16, Tuesday, February 21, and Tuesday, February 28, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 
RSVP to by Friday, February 3 to receive a copy of the book.​​

Six Views on Catholic & Dominican Identity and Contemporary Approaches to Diversity 
Part of the Difficult Dialogues Initiative 
Wednesday, February 15, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
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​​Inclusive Excellence Teach-in 
Part of the Inclusive Excellence Initiative 
with Tia Brown McNair, Ph.D., vice president of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) 
Wednesday, April 19, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Moore Hall III
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Beyond Cynicism and Good Intentions: The Centrality of Anti-Racist Movements in the Struggle for Justice
Monday, March 27, 4:30 p.m, Moore Hall III

A lecture and Q&A with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, Winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction, and Assistant Professor of History/University of Florida. This event is co-sponsored by American Studies, Black Studies, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Center for Engaged Learning, the Feinstein Institute, Global Studies, History, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars Program, the Office of Cultural Education, the Office of Student Activities & Cultural Programs, Political Science, the School of Professional Studies, and Sociology


Fall 2016

Teaching Orlando: Homophobia and Islamophobia in Post-Orlando America with Dr. Sa’ed Atshan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Peace & Conflict Studies, Swarthmore College

Trigger Warnings, Microaggressions, Free Speech, and Academic Freedom​ with Greg Lukianoff​, President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). Moderated by Anthony Rodriguez, assistant professor of Elementary and Special Education.​

Engaging One Another Well (part of the Difficult Dialogues Initiative)​

Faithful Citizenship Amidst Polarized Politics with Julie Hanlon Rubio, Ph.D., Professor of Christian Ethics, St. Louis University

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Spring 2016

​Understanding the Impact of Loneliness and Belonging at Work with Deirdre Snyder, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, Providence College​

Fall 2015

Community Conversation on Strategic Diversity Initiatives with Rev. Brian J. Shanley O.P.' 80 and Rafael A. Zapata

The Vision and Practice of Inclusive Excellence in Higher Education with Shirley Collado, Ph.D., executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer, Rutgers University

The American Dream, Income Inequality, and Pope Francis: A Community Conversation (part of the Difficult Dialogues Initiative)

Civil Society in Latin America with Guillermo Correa, the founding executive director of the national platform of NGOs in Argentina and the Argentine Ne​twork for International Cooperation (RACI)

Understanding Implicit Stereotypes and their Impact on Inclusion with Saaid Mendoza, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, Providence College

Wrestling with America’s Racial Heritage: A Community Conversation (part of the Difficult Dialogues Initiative)​

​​Spring 2015 

Beyond the Abortion Wars: A Way Forward for a New Generation (part of the Difficult Dialogues Initiative) with Charles Camosy, associate professor of Christian Ethics, Fordham University

Building Community Across Differences (part of the Difficult Dialogues Initiative)

From Selma to Ferguson: The Black Freedom Struggle & the Redemption of US Democracy, lecture with Q&A with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch​​​