"A Conversation on Race"

Open, honest discussions about racial issues from past to present are held each semester featuring a guest speaker or presentation followed by both large and small group discussion.


Recognizing Racial Stereotypes and their Effects on the Workplace, with Carmen Van Kerckhove

Friday, January 23rd, 2009
1:00-4:00 pm
Kochoff Hall- University Center

Ever wonder how other students have a conversation about race?

This seminar examines the most common racial stereotypes- both negative and positive- and demonstrates how these widespread ideas can manifest themselves in our everyday lives, especially our work life.

Join us for an engaging discussion and then stay for a small reception!

The University of Michigan-Dearborn's "A Conversation on Race" program is a participatory educational process that seeks to bring diverse members of our community together for the purpose of improving the community’s racial climate.  We seek to positively change the climate of the campus community and maximize the individual and community benefits by engaging in honest guided dialogue on race and racism in America.  We seek to explain our experiences with race and validate the experiences of others as we develop personal and institutional strategies to combat racism in all its forms.