This week Emerson TALKS launches its blog– created by the program’s recently trained student co-facilitators. The blog will provide readers with articles written by the facilitators around issues of diversity and inclusion.
Emerson TALKS is a Communication Studies co-curricular course in which Emerson students are trained by Faculty Advisor Cathryn Edelstein to facilitate diversity and inclusion dialogues for their Emerson peers. Students in this course work closely with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in this initiative.
Emerson TALKS 2013 sessions have begun! More are slated to begin after Spring break. If you would like to be a participant, send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
Emerson Talks was designed as a resource to educate students for work and life in a diverse world. These TALKS are interactive, participatory, and inclusive. Each and every person engaged in the TALKS will be a member of a group of 6-10 students who will openly discuss topics that relate to diversity and inclusion using case studies. Each of the 6 week’s sessions will focus on a particular theme. Sessions will be led by a team of (2-3) students who have graduated the Emerson Talks – Fall 2012 program and who will be returning in the capacity of co-facilitator.
Next Fall (2013) we will be training more facilitators. Look for an email from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the Fall to apply. By training to become a facilitator during the Fall and then offering to lead sessions in the Spring, students who have successfully completed both semester requirements will earn one non-tuition credit.