Employees Encouraged to Join Sacred Conversations on Race

A new series at Duquesne invites faculty and staff to make connections and engage in meaningful discussions about racial identity, personal prejudice and systemic racism.

Sacred Conversations on Race, sponsored by the Division of Mission and Identity and the Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research, offers employees the opportunity to work with peer leaders in small group discussions.

“The goal of the program is to have participants share their stories and actively listen to the experiences of others, thus creating a sacred space for authentic conversations around the crucial topics of race, equity and inclusion in our community,” said Dr. Jessica Mann, associate vice president of community engagement.

Sacred Conversations on Race kicks off with a Zoom session at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, with an in-person session at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 13.

Registration is available online. Individuals registering for the Zoom session will receive a link the day of the event. Those registering for the in-person session will be contacted with location information as the date approaches.

For questions or additional information, email Mann at mannj@duq.edu or Luci-Jo DiMaggio at dimaggi171@duq.edu.