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Knox College Campus in the Fall

Day of Dialogue


Tianna Cervantez

Director of Intercultural Life

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Day of Dialogue October 16 and 17

On October 16 and 17, Knox will host a campus-wide Day of Dialogue for students, faculty, and staff. The event will feature a series of workshops, panels and dialogues designed to introduce and expand our understanding, awareness, and skills to collaboratively address the political and social challenges of our time.

The Day of Dialogue is part of Knox's Fall Institute, where classes are suspended for the day and sessions are conducted to provide a valuable set of resources for students to assist in their academic and career planning.

Dr. Becky Martinez will be our keynote speaker and facilitator trainer for our campus Day of Dialogue. She is a consultant and trainer with an emphasis on social justice, leadership, and organizational change. Her work focuses on dismantling systems of oppression through critical dialogue and reflection intertwined with theoretical foundations. Prior to full-time consultancy, becky worked as a student affairs administrator at both public and private institutions in California. She is a faculty member for the Social Justice Training Institute and a Co-Lead Facilitator for the LeaderShape Institute.

Learn more about the Day of Dialogue and Multicultural Student Advisory Council, which organized the event.

Tuesday, October 16

Keynote presentation: Building Our Capacity to Create a More Inclusive Community

7:30-8:30 p.m., Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts

Dr. Becky Martinez will share with the campus ways for us to increase our awareness of ourselves within our community in order to create space for difficult conversations.

Wednesday, October 17

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Dialogue 101

Faculty and Staff Session hosted by dr becky martinez: Trustees Room, Alumni Hall
Student Session hosted by Tianna Cervantez: Lincoln Room, Seymour Union

This session will provide the campus community with a set of expectations and common terminology that will be used throughout the afternoon dialogues.

1:30 - 3 p.m.: Dialogue #1

Race Dialogue: T. Fleming Fieldhouse
Class (socioeconomic) Dialogue: Lincoln/Skylight Rooms, Seymour Union

3 -3:15 p.m.: Break

3:15 - 4:45 p.m.: Dialogue #2

Gender Dialogue: T. Fleming Fieldhouse
Political Ideology Dialogue: Lincoln/Skylight Rooms, Seymour Union

If you plan on participating, please complete this form to indicate which specific topics are of interest to you and if you are open to facilitating a small group dialogue.

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