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Diversity Dialogue will examine interracial and interethnic relationships

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“It’s Complicated!: A Look at interracial and/or interethnic relationships” is the topic for the next campus Diversity Dialogue at Radford University.

Assistant Professor of Special Education Brooke Blanks will moderate the session on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Heth 016. Presenters are Instruction Librarian Craig Arthur, Development Associate of United Way Nikeshia Womack Arthur, Assistant Professor of Sociology Carla Corroto and Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion Crasha Perkins.

This Diversity Dialogue event will explore perspectives on the complexity of interracial and/or interethnic relationships. The group will address the following questions:

  • Are there racial or ethnic pairings that are more acceptable than others? Why?
  • What are the complexities in an interracial and/or interethnic relationship?
  • What are some of the cultural boundaries that you have crossed or established in your relationship?
  • What can be learned from interracial and/or interethnic relationships?

All members of the Radford University community are invited. Participants may bring their own lunches.

Diversity Dialogue is a monthly discussion group concerned with various issues and concepts related to intercultural competency, particularly areas affecting learning environments. Remaining sessions for the 2013-14 academic year will be March 20 and April 17.

To suggest future topics or for more information, email Associate Professor Dana Rose at dgrose4@radford.edu.

Feb 10, 2014