Courageous Conversations

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Courageous Conversations is a dialogue series intended to create authentic and civil spaces for discussion around current events centered on social and racial justice. They aim to reinforce community, build trust, and promote alignment as a foundation for positive campus climate change.

A recommendation from The Committee on Recognizing our Diverse History birthed a pilot program as part of the UO’s Martin Luther King, Jr. events. Those first Courageous Conversations were facilitated by campus partners representing various Strategies and Working Groups and units across campus.

The School of Music and Dance and College of Education have already begun their community conversations, and other units have identified themselves as early adopters and are in the planning stages.

As the initiative moves forward, we will continue to update this webpage.



  • February 9
  • February 11
  • February 16
  • February 18


School of Music and Dance
Community Conversations



Jackie Cordova-Arrington


  • February 17
  • March 3
  • March 10

College of Education "Just Us"

Dianna Carrizales-Engelmann

 Interested in learning more? Find out how you can join or start Courageous Conversations in your unit or school. Email:

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