Facing Racism in a Diverse Nation Dialogue Program

Facing Racism in a Diverse Nation is a dialogue based-program that helps participants explore the impacts of racial inequities and the opportunities to help create more inclusive change and approaches forward. This program is based on a dialogue to action process, and through participation, participants will be given opportunities to explore how this same program might be offered in communities across the state to help advance understanding and action to address racial disparities and inequities at the local level.  Each gathering participants will be given an overview of each session, participate in a dialogue and an opportunity to reflect on application of learnings or re-learnings to their personal and professional lives. In addition, participants will receive access to the Facing Racism in a Diverse Nation curriculum guide, opportunities to ask questions about the content and process of the dialogues and explore opportunities to assist in co-facilitating or supporting these dialogues in local community settings. This program is part of the national Extension Coming Together for Racial Understanding Program.

The Facing Racism in a Diverse Nation program will take place on the following dates/times:

Friday, March 5, 2021     9 to 11:30 a.m. EST     Sessions 1 and 2
Friday, March 12, 2021    9 to 11:30 a.m. EST    Sessions 3 and 4
Friday, March 19, 2021    9 to 11:30 a.m. EST    Sessions 5 and 6
Friday, March 26, 2021    9 to 11 a.m. EST    Reflection, Planning and Next Steps

Participants are expected to attend all sessions.

There is no charge for this program.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For any additional questions or information, feel free to contact Dionardo Pizaña at pizanad@msu.edu