Diversity Dialogue Series

To engage in civil discourse:

  • Be ready to listen for understanding.
  • Think about ways to solve problems together.
  • Be accountable for what you say and do.
  • Be open and think critically about what you hear.
  • Acknowledge communities strengths.
  • Find ways to create positive change.

The Diversity Dialogue Series is for participants to heighten their awareness, become comfortable in engaging in intersectional dialogue and utilize the understanding obtained to expand beyond cultural competency to the action of social justice.

Rest in Power - The Trayvon Martin Story

A docuseries of six 45-minute episodes that explores the life and legacy of Trayvon Martin, whose death became a catalyst for the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Faciliated by Joe Flynn, Ph.D. and Simón Weffer, Ph.D.

Upcoming Events


  • Reflect our institution's unique culture and current issues facing the campus by recognizing intersectional divides and how they came to exist
  • Encourage discourse around differences and lend a hand to reinventing our campus climate by working to combat how unilateral discourse silos or separates voices
  • Promote unity, awareness, engagement and action as core concepts for open and civil dialogue around complex topics

These events are free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the NIU parking garage. These events are also Business Passport Approved and Honors Engaged.

To request disability-related accommodations contact Jennifer Withers at 815-753-8399.

Contact Us

Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Altgeld Hall 211

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