You are here: Crucial Conversations

Crucial Conversations an ongoing series of discussions open to the AU community

October Crucial Conversations

Book talk: for colored girls who have considered politics

October 9 | 6-8:30 p.m. in SIS Founders

Co-authors and top political strategists Donna Brazile and Minyon Moore discuss their experiences as among the most accomplished and influential African-American women in politics today. Betsy Fischer Co-authors and top political strategists Donna Brazile and Minyon Moore discuss their experiences as among the most accomplished and influential African-American women in politics today. Betsy Fischer Martin, Executive Director of the Women & Politics Institute will moderate the discussion.

Understanding LGBTQIA+ Identities

October 16 | 4- 7 p.m. in Mary Graydon Center 245

Workshop hosted by the Center for Diversity & Inclusion; RSVP

Voices of Youth: Challenges and resilience in the immigrant community

October 22 | 6-8 p.m. in Letts Formal 

Panel moderated by AU alumna Angela Gonzalez
of the DC Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs (MOLA)

mapping your identity

October 24 | 5-7 p.m. in Mary Graydon Center 5

Workshop hosted by the Center for Diversity & Inlusion; RSVP

Assumptions about race

October 30 | 5-7 p.m. in Mary Gradyon Center 245 

Workshop hosted by the Center for Diversity & Inclusion; RSVP

First Wednesdays in the Chapel: The Rights of Women

April 3 | 12 p.m. in Kay Lounge

Featuring performances from AU Bhangra Crew and Treble in Paradise

A Conversation with Louis Michael Seidman

April 3 | 2:30-4:30 in Hughes Formal Lounge

Hosted by Project on Civil Discourse Georgetown University Professor will be speaking about his new book and the topic "can free speech be progressive?" 

Stonewall 50: Exploring the role of LGBT Media Representations in the LGBT Liberation Movement

April 3 | 6:30 p.m. in Malsi Doyle & Michael Forman Theatre 

With Panelists: Joshua Johnson, Host of 1A, WAMU/NPR; Ruby Corado, Founder of Casa Ruby; Greta Schiller, filmaker, Before Stonewall; Dr. Rodger Streitmatter, American University Professor, Author of Unspeakable: The Rise of the Gay and Lesbian Press in America. Moderator: Dr. Sherri Williams, Assistant Professor in Race, Media, and Communication at American University. Hosted by the School of Communication 

Disability, Access, & Teaching: A One-Day Symposium w/ Lydia X. Z. Brown

April 10 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Butler Board Room

Lydia X.Z. Brown is a disability justice advocate, organizer, and writer whose work has largely focused on violence against multiply-marginalized disabled people, especially institutionalization, incarceration, and policing. Hosted by the Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Collaborative

Exploring Social Justice: The Green Amendment with Maya van Rossum.

April 10 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Wechsler Theater (Mary Graydon Center 315)

Maya van Rossum is the Delaware Riverkeeper and has led the Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) for 23 years. Hosted by the University Library

After the Israeli Elections: What’s Next? Hosted by the Center for Israel Studies

April 10 | 12:30-2:00 p.m. in Batetelle- Tompkins Atrium

 

Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Collaborative Justice Series: Sexual Science and Transgender China with Professor Howard Chang

April 16 | 5:30 p.m. in McDowell Formal Lounge

In his talk, UC Davis professor, Howard CHang introduces materials from his new book, After Eunuchs: Science, Medicine, and the Transformation of Sex in Modern China.

Poynter Lecture Series: The Momentum of Hope: Driving Toward Justice During Difficult Times with Vanita Gupta

April 24 | 7:30 p.m. in Kay Chapel

How to Submit

Crucial Conversations Calendar provides monthly highlights of 6-8 events that are open to the entire campus community and represent American University's work regarding diversity & inclusion issues.

Submit your events to http://bit.ly/CrucialConvos by the 15th of each month.

For questions, contact Michelle Strange at mstrange@american.edu.