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.

Community Conversations

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Unrolling the Boulder

Within this theme, we explore:

What does a just society look like?
Why does representation matter?
How do identities and histories influence the way we show up in spaces?
How does community benefit from sharing the microphone?
Are we all connected in struggle?
What does true liberation look like?