In the early summer of 2020, our office convened an Interprofessional Dialogues Committee. The goal of this committee is to create ways to build community among faculty, staff and students within the Health Education Campus, across CWRU and throughout the neighborhoods adjacent to our campus.
One of the ways we hope to accomplish this goal is through monthly dialogue sessions. For the academic year 2020 - 2021 in the Structural Racism Dialogues Series, we focused on structural racism and how we can all work together to mitigate this public health crisis on campus and in our communities.
Format for the dialogue sessions includes:
- A guest speaker offers a brief, 15-20 minute presentation on a particular topic
- After the presentation, we review our group norms for small group dialogue
- Participants break into smaller groups to discuss a few questions about the topic
- After about 30 minutes, we reconvene as a larger group to debrief the small group discussions and discuss next steps
2020-2021 Academic Year
Structural Racism Dialogues Series
For information on campus wide initiatives in relation to this topic, please visit the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity.
Topic: Juvenile Justice: Stealing Childhood & Other Acts of Systemic Racism
Speaker: Gabriella Celeste, JD
Policy Director, Schubert Center for Child Studies
Co-Director, Childhood Studies program, College of Arts and Sciences
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Topic: Food Access/Insecurity
Speaker: Dominique Rose, PhD
Post-Doctoral Scholar, Transdisciplinary Fellowship in Primary Care Research, Dept. of Bioethics
Topic: Social Justice: A Preview of the Work Ahead
Speaker: Ayesha Bell Hardaway, JD
Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Law
Topic: Why Closing the Wealth Gap Helps Restore Communities
Speaker: Andrea Wilson, MBA
Brick House Realty
Topic: Inclusive Excellence: A Cultural Shift
Speaker: Robert Solomon, Esq.
Vice President, Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity