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Introducing the Conversation
Each fall term, the College of Leadership & Public Service at Lipscomb University selects one issue of mutual significance for public discussion, scholastic analysis and practical engagement.
The Collaborative Conversations series is intended to foster civic engagement with professionals, practitioners and policymakers in the field and to enrich student research in conflict management, civic leadership, sustainable practice and law, justice and society.
This year's conversation on race coincides with Nashville's citywide conversation - Nashville Dialogue on Race, Equity, and Leadership.
Follow (and join) the Conversation at #CollCon2016.
Racial Equity Tools Glossary
Words and their multiple uses reflect the tremendous diversity that characterizes our society. Indeed, a common language on issues relating to racism is nonexistent. It is essential to achieve some degree of shared understanding in the use of the most common terms. In this way, the quality of dialogue and discourse on race in America can be enhanced.
Hashtags, Reports, Syllabi
Readings that educators can use to broach conversations in the classroom about the horrendous events that unfolded in Charleston, South Carolina on the evening of June 17, 2015.
A collection of research articles used to inform arguments in the discourse on the events in Ferguson.
" What would it look like for a group of white clergy to come to a bank of microphones and declare that black lives matter—or for those same clergy to request a meeting with the police director and the DA?"
Black Report - Breaking News & Top Stories
Founded by Richard Jones (AKA ‘The Black Bill Gates’) in 2001 to establish a sense of community for the African Diaspora online by sharing in our common experiences across the globe.
Ferguson, MO Police Department Investigation
The August 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown prompted an investigation by the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice.
Resources developed by the San Francisco Unified School District to teach the BLM movement and the context in which that movement exists.
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter is a chapter-based national organization working for the validity of Black life.
Black Women Matter
Black Girls Matter
Seeks to increase awareness of the gendered consequences of disciplinary and push-out policies for girls of color, and, in particular, Black girls.
Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Women
Sheds light on Black women's experiences of police violence in an effort to support a gender inclusive approach to racial justice that centers all Black lives equally.
Collaborative Conversations on YouTube
Unable to attend a conversation in person? Links to the recordings will appear here.