Join Dean of Students Art Munin for a special workshop that looks at how to tackle some truly tough, but equally important, concepts in your courses.

The event, “Handling Racial Dialogues and Social Justice Topics in Your Classroom,” will take place from 2–3:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 10.

Introducing racial issues and social justice topics into your course can seem like a nerve-racking experience. The fear of pushback from students and silence during the discussion of these topics scares away far too many educators. This workshop will examine pitfalls to avoid and roadblocks to overcome when incorporating these important topics into your lessons. You will learn to articulate different ways students learn about race and how that impacts how we foster dialogues. You’ll also explore be able to identify concrete strategies regarding how to foster opportunities for dialogue across difference.

The workshop will be held at the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, located at 301 South Main Street. Registration is optional but encouraged. For more information, you can email Mayuko Nakamura at If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in this or any CTLT event, please call the main desk at (309) 438-2542.