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T.A.L.K.--Take Action Leave Knowing


Why this workshop? Are things really that bad? Am I a racist? Do I really have privilege? Am I an ally, a co-conspirator or a disruptor? Does it matter? Did I really just think/say that? How have I not known this? Why now? What can I even do about it? 

Have you ever asked yourself one or more of these questions above? Whether you can answer all or none of these, this workshop is for you. Join Dr. Heidi J Nicholls, Dr. Marguerite Penick-Parks and Dr. Alphonso Simpson, on Saturday October 10th from 2-4pm CST to engage in real conversations centered around the above questions. Let us start to learn how to engage in these discussions, tap into terminology and self-reflection and leave with a greater competency. This workshop is designed as a first step to help equip you with the tools to begin to effectively dismantle systemic inequities and the skills and know-how to use these tools as we construct a carefully designed inclusive environment. 


  • Dr. Heidi J Nicholls (Visiting Lecturer of Anthropology, Global Religions and Cultures) 
  • Dr. Marguerite Penick-Parks (Professor of Leadership, Literacy and Social Foundations)  
  • Dr. Alphonso Simpson (Director of African American Studies and Associate Professor of Sociology

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