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Reframing the Conversation

Implemented February 2020

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion strives to contribute to an ecosystem of learning by hosting large annual events aiming to educate all its participants on varying aspects of experience and identity. Reframing the Conversation brings together experts from across campus and the community to spark important conversations around racism, othering, and safety.

While continuing to identify and remove barriers and bias incidents targeting our campus community, persistent strides towards an institution where every member is given the opportunity to be educated on equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts will remain at the forefront of our work.

February 2020

Coinciding with Black History Month, “Expanding the portrayal of Black men” explored how racism, othering, and safety surround those who identify as Black men — specifically the effects, trends, and future of Black representation in various outlets. A recording of the session can be found on

March 2020

The panel series was originally initiated in February with plans to be followed by two additional panels in March. Yet as new safety policies were quickly put in place from the growing concern of COVID-19, the subsequent panels were canceled with the intention of reintroducing the series at a later time.

September 2020

Reframing the Conversation was relaunched as a monthly virtual panel series with the September iteration discussing Asian American experiences during the age of COVID-19.


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