Campus Conversations that Matter Series
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
About Campus Conversations that Matter
Tiffin University launched Campus Conversations that Matter in the spring of 2020 to discuss critical conversations. Critical conversations are those where high emotion, differing opinions and high stakes are involved between one or more people. The series includes a panel of students, faculty and staff who share their lived experiences.
The initial session, “You are Not Alone: Supporting our LGBTQ+ Community,” was featured in the early part of 2020. The topics included LGBTQ+ in social justice, psychology, criminal justice and the science of sexuality. The second session, “Being Black in North America,” was held in February 2020. The topics included subtle, everyday racism, cultural identity, limitations associated with race and understanding what race is.
For the 2020-2021 year, we will continue our conversations with a series entitled Race, Justice, & Inclusive Excellence. Racism and gaps among racial and ethnic groups affect education, housing, jobs, health care, and the justice system.
The Campus Conversations that Matter series seeks to explore our experience of race and equity. Where are we and what do we aspire to for ourselves and our community in the future?
The topics in the series include the following:
- Race, Justice, & Inclusive Excellence- A Conversation about Police Community Relations
- Race, Justice, & Inclusive Excellence- A Conversation about Safety & Exploring How to Reduce Violence
- Race, Justice, & Inclusive Excellence- A Conversation about the Respectability Mask for Safety in A Dialogue with Black Men
Campus Conversations Resources
- Race, Justice, & Inclusive Excellence: A Conversation about Police Community Relations
- Lessons for Law Enforcement by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Community Policing Defined by US Department of Justice
- Re-Engineering Training On Police Use of Force by Police Executive Research Forum
- The Facts about COPS: A Performance Overview of the Community Oriented Policing Services Program by Rector, Muhlhausen, and Ingram
- Let’s get to the root of racial injustice | Megan Ming Francis by Tedx Talks
- An Empirical Analysis of Racial Differences in Police Use of Force by Roland Fryer
- On Racial Disparities in Recent Fatal Police Shootings by Lucas Mentch
- Resources for Race, Equity, and Inclusion by Diverse Books
- Procedural justice and police legitimacy: a systematic review of the research evidence by Mazerolle, Bennett, Davis, Sargeant, & Manning.
- The Impact of Psychological Science on Policing in the United States: Procedural Justice, Legitimacy, and Effective Law Enforcement by Tyler, Goff, & MacCoun
- Rethinking the Blues by the Justice Policy Institute
- Race In America by Pew Social Trends
- Assessing Public Perceptions of Police Use-of-Force: Legal Reasonableness and Community Standards by Scott Mourtgos
- Do White Police Officers Unfairly Target Black Suspects by John Lott (US Department of Justice) & Carlisle Moody (Department of Economics)
- Race Forward Youtube Channel
- Do the work: an anti-racist reading list by The Guardian
- Racism, Inequality, and Health Care for African Americans by The Century Foundation
- Understanding Implicit Bias by The Kirwan Institute
- The US Has Spent $14B on Community Policing—What Have We Learned So Far?
- Gauging whether a community policing program has been successful ultimately depends on how you define success by Christopher Moraff
- Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community
- Racial Equity Library by Racial Equity Tools
- The Action Continuum by the Step Up Program
- Ten Lessons for Taking Leadership on Racial Equality by The Aspen Institute
- Tiffin University Faculty/Staff Development 8-24-10 Power Point
- Tips for Teaching in Racially Diverse College Classrooms
- National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education
- University Implicit Bias Training