Interprofessional Dialogues

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.

February 2021

Topic: Juvenile Justice: Stealing Childhood & Other Acts of Systemic Racism

Speaker: Gabriella Celeste, JD

Photo of Gabriella Celeste

Policy Director, Schubert Center for Child Studies

Co-Director, Childhood Studies program, College of Arts and Sciences

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

January 2021

Photo of Dominique Rose

Topic: Food Access/Insecurity

Speaker: Dominique Rose, PhD

Post-Doctoral Scholar, Transdisciplinary Fellowship in Primary Care Research, Dept. of Bioethics

November 2020

A photo of Ayesha Bell Hardaway

Topic: Social Justice: A Preview of the Work Ahead

Speaker: Ayesha Bell Hardaway, JD

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Law

October 2020

Photo of Andrea Wilson

Topic: Why Closing the Wealth Gap Helps Restore Communities

Speaker: Andrea Wilson, MBA

Brick House Realty

September 2020

Photo of Robert Solomon

Topic: Inclusive Excellence: A Cultural Shift

Speaker: Robert Solomon, Esq.

Vice President, Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity