We invite you to a community conversation about how we want to communicate together as a school community about particularly difficult and/or sensitive topics. This will be held in B780 at the SSW. Difficult, personal and often charged issues impact our lives and our world with tragic regularity. This conversation is a time to talk - ask questions, raise concerns and ideas, and talk together as a school community. To aid the conversation, space will be limited. (We know it's coming up soon, so if you miss it, don't fear! If there is a lot of interest in this topic, we can hold another session soon.)
About the format. A few students and faculty have decided to try something different - smaller community conversations. Our hope is that this can take topics that lend themselves better to verbal dialogue off of email and into a face-to-face (or screen-to-screen!) environment. We will draw heavily on practices from intergroup dialogue and restorative justice.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106