Crucial Conversations

In co-operation with the University of Oregon’s Division of Equity and Inclusion, the SOMD Committee for Equity and Inclusion works to facilitate an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment for all. https://blogs.uoregon.edu/ceisomd/

As part of the Week of Welcome (WOW), we will be hosting Community Conversations for Diverse Voices in Music and Dance events. An email with a list of dates, times, and registration will be arriving in inboxes on Sept. 8. We will also be posting reminders weekly on all social media channels. We hope you will participate in helping the SOMD Committee for Equity and Inclusion take this important step in improving the SOMD community.

The first two events are:

  • Monday, Sept. 21, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    For students, faculty, staff and alumni from BIPOC* communities
  • Thursday, Sept. 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    For
    to LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff and alumni

These events will be held over Zoom. Future opportunities inclusive of allies will be forthcoming. These community conversations are meant to connect incoming BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ students with other students, faculty, staff and alumni as well as with ongoing campus groups and initiatives.