"Dialogical spaces for a diverse university" is one of the 2020 UT’s Incentive Fund supported Initiatives on diversity & inclusion. Its aim is to create a space for the UT community to reflect critically on our research and education systems and practices under the social justice lenses.
A brief intro on what we will do
As part of the "Dialogical Spaces" project, we will have eight monthly online sessions with you and invited guests (brief intro+"round table/open floor discussions") on topics such as inclusive learning, decolonizing the curriculum, shaping gender inclusive universities, and racially-biased technologies in research, and marginalized bodies in research. Cross-cutting these themes, we will continuously ask: What are we doing in our day-to-day academic practices which is reproducing patterns of systemic social injustice? How are these also related to topics on diversity & inclusion? and, what can we do, at both individual and institutional levels, to address this?
After, we will have follow-up recorded interviews with the invited for each of the sessions and with UT representatives working on the discussed topics. The recording will be available as a podcast series in this website.
Our first event is initially planned for January 21 2021, to start the year with interesting reflections and new discussion spaces at the UT. You will find more information on it in due time on the news as well as on the events section. If you want to take part of it please send us an e-mail to email@example.com. Also, If you want to read more on the context of this initiative and a bit more on the way it will be implemented you can find it below.