Equity Talks Series: Engaging Across Difference in Divided Times

12:00 - 1:00 PM

ZOOM ROOM:  https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/83449886688?pwd=anBnOFJ3UWRvT0NOdzVjbjJOWUZtZz09
MEETING ID:    834 4988 6688
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“Equity Talks” is a series sponsored by Sinclair’s Sociology, Geography, and Social Work Department

Please join Kathleen Gish, instructor for Sinclair’s Sociology, Geography, and Social Work department, along with guest speaker, Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Gish, Program Officer for the Kettering Foundation and Sinclair Alumnus, for the first discussion in the “Equity Talks” series.

We live in divided times, when it is often difficult to know if we should engage people, cancel them, call them out, call them in, or ignore them. Sometimes it seems like if we just explain ourselves more clearly, we can be understood. Yet, many find that better data, more knowledge, or clearer arguments are not enough to bridge the divides we experience in classrooms, in our homes, neighborhoods, or families. In this talk, we will think together about how we might interact across difference, even when people hold beliefs that we find to be problematic, wrong, and/or harmful. While there are circumstances when it absolutely makes sense to cut off contact with toxic, harmful, or disrespectful people, this talk is geared toward the situations where contact is ongoing either because we have no choice, or because we see promise to identifying common ground or creating positive change.

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