9:45 - 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 20, 2017
Tough Talk, a initiative at Missouri State University, provides a forum for students and staff to share and process topics – like race, violence, politics and culture – often too heated for classroom discussion. Participants will learn how this program was implemented and what organizers have learned along the way. An evaluation study of Tough Talk provides useful information about participants and some of the implications these types of dialogues can have on campuses. This workshop is candid, lively and will allow plenty of time for questions.