Political Science Department
When confronted with a hurtful or even offensive remark,
it’s tough to know what to do, especially in the heat of the moment. Ignoring or running from the situation isn’t
right, but most of us simply don’t know what to do, and fear that speaking up
with only make things worse.
During the first three days of this semester, IUP’s chapter
of the national Difficult Dialogues program is offering multiple VIRTUAL workshop sessions that will prepare you to
handle these situations.
Register by August 21.
Under the umbrella of the IUP Forum for Building Social Understanding, recently retired Tom Slater and graduate students in the Department of English will host its first
Zoom dialogue of the academic year, focused on racial and social justice.
Participants are asked to watch American Son (available on Netflix) and to read the poems “Churchgoing” and “Farm Garden”
by Marilyn Nelson, which will be the focus on Tuesday’s discussion.
American Son is described on Netflix as a story in which “time passes and tension mounts in a Florida police station as an estranged interracial couple awaits news of their missing teenage son.”
Please register by contacting the English graduate secretary at email@example.com for meeting and participant ID numbers.
You can also join the conversation at the IUP Forum for Building Social Understanding Facebook page.