CMU Diversity Symposium
The Diversity Symposium is a chance to celebrate and make better known the research efforts conducted nationally that are centered around equity, inclusion, belonging, and social justice. It is a chance for members of the campus and the broader community to learn about how CMU faculty, staff, and students are dedicated and involved in research and activism for diverse populations.
2023 CMU Diversity Symposium
The 8th Annual Campus Diversity Symposium took place on April 26 & April 27, 2023
Cost of Poverty Experience
- The virtual experience is a 90-minute interactive poverty simulation that provides a glimpse into the lives of income-challenged families and their communities. This presentation was facilitated by CMU professors Lissa Schwander, Social Work, and Mary Senter, Sociology.
Lunch Keynote Dr. Jonathan Metzl
- Dr. Metzl’s keynote speech discussed the research presented in his novel "Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland.
Breakfast with “Real Dialogue”
- Have you ever longed for more skillful ways to negotiate one-on-one dialogue over critical or relevant matters? Dr. Polly Young-Eisendrath, a psychologist and author, helped address that question during a presentation and demonstration of her “Real Dialogue” model. Polly uses her experiences to focus dialogue on a micro level.
2022 CMU Diversity Symposium
The 7th Annual Campus Diversity Symposium took place on April 27, 2022.
- The event was available via LIVESTREAM
- 2022 CMU Diversity Symposium program