For generations, scholars, civil rights leaders, ministers, activists, and educators have pushed, fought, and even died for simply daring to communicate the need for equity and inclusion. Today, more than ever, it is necessary to have real conversations that illuminate the ills in our society that perpetuate systemic racism and negatively impact future generations. But what does it take to engage in difficult conversations about race and equity? How can we transform conversations into action for lasting change? In this Real Talk for Real Change symposium, local and national experts will lead us in “The Power of Real Talk to Make Real Change” to explore the art of engaging in real talk with key stakeholders through honest, genuine, tough conversations.
The Real Talk for Real Change symposia series is open to the public and focuses on the critical issues of racial justice in education by centering the voices of UW–Madison scholars of color and community members.
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This event is hosted by the UW–Madison School of Education’s Offices of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (OEDI), and Professional Learning and Community Education (PLACE). This partnership was made possible by the generosity of the Wisconsin Center for Education Products and Services (WCEPS) and the School of Education’s Impact 2030 Initiative.