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  • Created 29 Feb 2024


We are excited to invite you to participate in Difficult Dialogues - Level 2 where we dive deeper into specific content areas that we touched on during our first series. This community will be made up of former attendees from Difficult Dialogues Level 1 or attendees who have had exposure to learning opportunities on inequities in STEM. This 5-session Learning Community series led by Drs. Desiree Forsythe and Meg Jones will engage participants in discussions, short readings, and mini-workshops to explore difficult dialogues of social inequities in STEM classrooms through the topics of gender and sex, sexuality, race and ethnicity, disability, and intersections of these identities. In each meeting, we will prepare for and engage in deep discussions and explore implementation strategies around these topics. We hope participants will be able to attend and engage in all sessions. 



  • April 1st (1:00 - 2:15 EST/10:00am to 11:15 PST): Gender and Sex

  • April 8th (1:00 - 2:15 EST/10:00am to 11:15 PST):  Sexuality 

  • April 15th (1:00 - 2:15 EST/10:00am to 11:15 PST): Race & Ethnicity

  • April 22nd (1:00 - 2:15 EST/10:00am to 11:15 PST): Disability

  • (SKIP April 29th for an extended work time)

  • May 6th (1:00 - 2:15 EST/10:00am to 11:15 PST): Shareout


For questions about the Learning Community email: Desiree Forsythe (dforsythe@chapman.edu) or Meg Jones (mjones@champlain.edu)
Check out other RIOS Institute resources, activities, and opportunities at riosinstitute.org 
Email Kaitlin Bonner (kbonner@sjf.edu) for help with RIOS/QUBES logistics