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Campus Conversations

The events of the past few months have placed a spotlight on the history of racism in American culture.  The Ohio University Southern Council on Diversity and Inclusion will initiate "Campus Conversations," a monthly series of virtual conversations that will be presented throughout the academic year. Campus Conversations will serve as a catalyst for change by bringing people together to learn, share experiences, ask questions, and inspire collective action.  The series will be addressing race from different perspectives.  Through open, honest and civil dialogue we can hear and learn from one another.  We don’t expect to resolve this crisis in one hour, but together, we can begin paving a path forward.

Community Guidelines: In order to create a positive and engaging online environment, we ask that all participants keep comments respectful and appropriate to the conversation. We encourage you to ask questions, listen actively and attentively, and to be respectful of the rights and opinions of others, including conversations where people may hold differing views.  We reserve the right to remove any content that violates these guidelines, the student code of conduct, and Ohio University policy.

Spring 2022

When Thoughts and Prayers Are Not Enough

During this Campus Conversation, The Rt. Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer ("Bishop Mike") will share his experiences and lead us through his Seven Steps to End Racism. He currently serves as the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia. 

DATE/TIME: Wednesday January 19, 2022, 1:00pm-2:00pm


CONTACT:  Robert Pleasant, pleasanr@ohio.edu, (740) 533-4600 or Shannon Frazee, Undergraduate Assistant, sf356218@ohio.edu, (740) 533-4600


*To request an ASL interpreter or other accommodation, to attend any of these events, please contact Dr. Teresa McKenzie at mckenzt1@ohio.edu or Robert Pleasant at pleasanr@ohio.edu no later than one week before the event.