ICC is partnering with the Independence Diversity Task Force to offer discussions centered around 'Courageous Conversations About Race, a Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools and Beyond by Glenn E. Singleton. The meetings will be held on the 3rd Monday of each month from 12:00 pm – 12:24 pm in the Cyber Café. Meetings are open to students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Conversations are meant to Deepen the understanding of racial factors in academic performance and examine the achievement gap through the prism of race. The authors explain the need for candid, courageous conversations about race to understand why performance inequity persists. Through these "courageous conversations," educators will learn how to create a learning community that promotes true academic parity.
Conversations will be facilitated by ICC's Vice President of Student Affairs, David Adams.
"The Independence Diversity Taskforce is looking forward to discussing Courageous Conversations about Race," said Adams. "I hope to not only gain wisdom from the book but from the different perspectives of those in attendance."
January 23 – Chapters 1-2
February 20- Chapter 3
March 20 – Chapter 4
April 17 – Chapter 5