The Race & Reconciliation Symposium is designed to educate, motivate, and inspire positive change in the North Texas community. Participants will learn the importance of personal narratives as it relates to understanding the lived experiences of those individuals whose narratives are too often missing in history. Actionable ideas will be presented to help attendees begin to shift from consciousness awareness to being agents of positive change in their workplaces and communities. Participants will learn from thought leaders and academics, participate in dialogue processes, and, ultimately, have the opportunity to become peacemakers in our shared North Texas community.
Registration Fee: $45.00
Symposium Topics & Speakers
- The Power of Personal Narratives - Dr. Candice L. Bledsoe, Action Research Center, Founder & Director
- Shifting From Social Awareness to Social Action - Husain Abdullah, Executive Coach, Social Justice Advocate, and Former NFL Player
- A Conversation with the North Texas Dream Team - Panel Discussion
- The Artist Way: Creating Positive Change Through Social Practice Art - Jin-Ya Huang, Interdisciplinary Artist and Founder of Break Bread, Break Borders
- Beyond Diversity & Inclusion Programs: Reconciliation in the Workplace - Kamilah Collins, President of Collins Collaborations
- Challenges Facing the Muslim Community in the Age of Fear and Xenophobia - Nikiya Natale, Legal Director of CAIR DFW
The event will close with a facilitated group dialogue utilizing the World Café methodology — a simple, effective, and flexible format for hosting large group dialogue.
Morning pastries and lunch will be served.
CO-SPONSORED BY: SMU CENTER FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
With additional sponsorship from: