DDNRC Biennial Conference

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2016 Second Biennial Conference at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Changing Climates, Divided Landscapes:  Strategies for Engaging Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education

Join the Difficult Dialogues National Resource Center (DDNRC) and the University of Michigan for a two day conference exploring innovative practices in higher education that promote respectful, transformative dialogue on controversial topics and complex social issues.

Keynote Speaker:  Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D., Ninth President, Spelman College

Beverly Daniel Tatum

 A nationally recognized authority on racial issues in America and a licensed clinical   psychologist, she has toured extensively, leading workshops and presenting papers and lectures on racial identity development. Dr. Tatum is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race, which was released as a fifth anniversary edition in January 2003. Since its original publication in 1997, the book has been listed on the Independent Bookstore Bestseller list and was selected as the multicultural book of the year in 1998 by the National Association of Multicultural Education. The New York Times recommended the book as required reading for private school teachers and administrators in the greater New York area who were dealing with issues of race and class. Dr. Tatum is also the author of Assimilation Blues: Black Families in a White Community (1987) and has published widely in social science and education journals. In May 2007, Dr. Tatum released Can We Talk About Race?: And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation.

Dr. Tatum retired in July of 2015 as President Emerita to focus on her work as an author, speaker and expert on issues related to racial identity.

Registration Fee Includes

  • Entrance to all Conference Events: Keynote, Plenary Sessions, Breakouts, Panel Discussion, and Poster Viewing
  • Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Breaks on Monday and Tuesday
  • Monday Evening Reception with Dr. Tatum at the University of Michigan Museum of Art
  • Access to Post-Conference Report and Materials

Important Notes Regarding Registration and Attending the Conference: 

  • Online registration is available below.  If you require an invoice, please contact Jyotsna Vanapalli directly at [email protected]
  • We strive for an inclusive experience.  Please forward any accommodation requests to [email protected] 
October 24, 2016 at 8:00am - October 25, 2016
University of Michigan
530 S State Street Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States
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