In the absence of trust, differences plant seeds of resentment—and, ultimately, conflict.
That’s why Missouri State University’s 2021 Collaborative Diversity Conference theme is “How to revive dialogue in a time of deep division.”
This year, anyone can attend the virtual conference for free, thanks to event sponsors.
About the plenary
Manji’s Moral Courage College teaches people how to engage productively about polarizing issues. She also lectures with Oxford University’s initiative for global ethics and human rights.
Attend the conference
Sessions will be held April 21-22 on Zoom.
Pre-conference: Facing racism in 2021 and beyond, 8:30 a.m., Dr. Leslie Anderson and Dr. Lyle Foster
Welcome and Diversity Champion Award presentation, 8:15 a.m.
How to revive dialogue in a time of deep division, 9 a.m., Manji
Diversity defines us, 1 p.m., Trent Ball
Listen like an anthropologist: Why deep listening matters for trans* allies, 2:10 p.m., Matt Scott
From the breakroom to the boardroom: Creating a more equitable and inclusive work culture, 3:25 p.m., Jerri Arnold-Cook
Attendees must register for each session.