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

Framing the Dialogue
Thursday, March 29, 2018 The Commons
Film Screening, Framing the Dialogue
5:30 pm & 7:15 pm Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Liberty Hall
Coffee @ The Commons, Framing the Dialogue
10:00am Friday, March 9, 2018 The Commons
RaMell Ross, Photographer/Filmmaker/Writer
Framing the Dialogue
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 The Commons
Book Talk, Framing the Dialogue
7:00 pm Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Liberty Hall
Hanif Abudurraqib | Poet, TV Writer, Essayist, Music & Culture Critic
Book Launch & Scene Burst, Framing the Dialogue
7:00 pm Wednesday, February 21, 2018 The Commons
Framing the Dialogue, Workshop
2:00-5:00 pm Saturday, February 3, 2018 The Commons
Framing the Dialogue, Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture
7:00 pm Wednesday, January 31, 2018 The Commons
Eve L. Ewing
Framing the Dialogue, Workshop
1:00-3:00 pm Thursday, January 18, 2018 The Commons
Coffee @ The Commons, Framing the Dialogue
1:00pm Thursday, November 30, 2017 | The Commons
with Photographer Justin Kimball