Framing the Dialogue

The Commons presents this series, in collaboration with campus partners and visiting scholars, to invite dialogue across disciplines, that references the broader conversations we face at a societal level. These events broach topics of intersectional identity, community, and the sociopolitical implications of events. While they address themes that are at times difficult to discuss, they encourage conversations worth having. Through this series we endeavor to frame these topics so that conversation is productive despite the difficulty and potential for disagreement.

We recognize that the only way to understand different perspectives is to hear them, and to keep asking questions. Please feel encouraged to contribute to the discussion, and recognize that many of these topics are particularly sensitive.

Partners in programming include: the KU Libraries, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Center for Civic & Social Responsibility, the KU Honors Program, the Office of First-Year Experience, the KU Law School, Peace & Conflict Studies, the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, the Hall Center for the Humanities, the Spencer Museum of Art, the Department of English, the Department of Design, and the School of Architecture & Design.

Past Events

Coffee @ The Commons, Framing the Dialogue, Public Event, Visiting Scholar
11:00am-12:00pm Friday, October 26, 2018 The Commons
Roderick Ferguson, Professor of African American Studies and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Discussion, Framing the Dialogue, Public Event
11:00am-12:00pm Friday, October 12, 2018 The Commons
Framing the Dialogue, Public Event
7:00pm Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Liberty Hall
Discussion, Framing the Dialogue, Panel
6:00pm Wednesday, October 3, 2018 The Commons
Dialogue, Discussion, Framing the Dialogue, Panel, Public Event
7:00-8:00pm Tuesday, October 2, 2018 The Commons
Framing the Dialogue, Lecture
7:30pm Tuesday, September 25, 2018 The Commons
Coffee @ The Commons, Framing the Dialogue
10:00am-11:00am Friday, September 21, 2018 The Commons
w/ Michelle Tea
Framing the Dialogue, Public Event
6:00pm Thursday, September 20, 2018 Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage
Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions & Criticisms
Framing the Dialogue
Thursday, November 9, 2017, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Outside, The Commons
Film Screening, Framing the Dialogue
6:00-8:00pm Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Spencer Museum of Art, Auditorium

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