MLK Jr. Day Faculty and Staff Workshop

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Along with Augsburg’s Annual MLK Convocation, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to register for and attend “White Talk Moves in Higher Education” facilitated by Dr. Terrance Kwame-Ross and Dr. Margaret Finders on Monday, January 18. The morning workshop taking place at 9:00-10:30 a.m. via Zoom is already at capacity and so an afternoon workshop at 1:30-3:00 p.m. via Zoom has been added.

Workshop Description: Spaces in higher education remain predominantly white, and white people tend to silence the voices of faculty and staff of color without realizing it. These “white talk moves” suppress important perspectives and voices and prevent meaningful inclusion. In this interactive workshop, participants will focus on identifying White Talk Moves through a collection of scenarios in which the voices of BIPOC in higher education have been silenced. We will focus on how to engage in these situations explicitly and productively at the moment of utterance whether you identify as white or a BIPOC. We are excited to engage our community, and others, in these real, radical, and relational conversations through our article and workshop.

Registration for the afternoon workshop is required and the link can be found below. After registering, a confirmation email containing information about joining the workshop will be sent.

Afternoon Workshop Registration Link