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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 23

On October 23rd, Knox will host a campus-wide Day of Dialogue for students, faculty, and staff. The event will feature a keynote address 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.

Rev. Samuel R. Offer will be our keynote speaker and lead facilitator for our campus Day of Dialogue. Rev. Sam Offer serves as Vice President and senior consultant with the Washington Consulting Group, a Multicultural Organizational Development Firm located in Baltimore, MD. Sam has served as an educator and administrator for over 35 years. Sam serves as a lead facilitator for LeaderShape Inc., and lead faculty for the Social Justice Training Institute: The Student Experience.

He is a sought after national speaker, consultant, facilitator, and trainer on Diversity and Inclusion, Multiculturalism, Religion, Leadership, and Community Development. He travels the world advocating social justice and equity for all humanity. He is known for his witty personality, style, and love for the work he does. He has a way of engaging participants that will foster effective change in both their personal and professional lives.

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

Wednesday, October 23rd

Keynote Address: Using our Power to create REAL change

11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts

Rev. Sam Offer 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 and be active agents in creating change.

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

Playing the Game: The Politics of Emotions in T. Fleming  Fieldhouse

The Road Least Traveled: Engaging Sexuality and Religion in Lincoln Room/Skylight Room, Seymour Union

3 -3:15 p.m.: Break

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

Textbook Discrimination: Academia and the Un-learning of Oppression in T. Fleming  Fieldhouse 

Green Politics: Addressing Layers of Environmental Justice in Lincoln Room/Skylight Room, Seymour Union

If you plan on participating, please check out tabling in Seymour Gallery and keep an eye out for updates around campus and via email! 

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Printed on Sunday, February 23, 2020