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Courageous Conversations

Courageous Conversations is a monthly series of workshops providing resources for inclusive teaching at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Join us for one of our monthly sessions on campus, and join the Courageous Community to #ContinueTheConversation throughout the year.


The next Courageous Conversations session for the Fall semester is "Give it Up to Get Empty: Making Room for Radical Change on a College Campus." Dr. Valin S. Jordan, Assistant Professor of Diversity Education and Founder of Yoga4SocialJustice will lead faculty and staff through a series of mind-body practices in the form of chair yoga, meditation and self-inquiry. The session will also include a discussion on the current sociopolitical climate influencing college campuses.  Please wear comfortable clothing to support movement during chair yoga.

The registration deadline is Thursday, November 14. Contact the Office for Campus Diversity with questions at


Project ALLIES

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Alumni Center Board Room
Refreshments provided by the Alumni Association

During this workshop designed for faculty and staff, participants will gain introductory knowledge about how they can be effective allies to LGBTQ+ individuals. Once you are familiar with the various resources available on campus, you will be given a Project ALLIES sticker to place in a visible location, affirming your commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive campus community.

Dear World: UL Lafayette

Tuesday, September 11, 2019
9:00am – 3:00pm
Atchafalaya Ballroom, Student Union

Dear World is an internationally recognized storytelling and portrait project that encourages community members to tell their story through meaningful messages. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to join the campus-wide photo shoot anytime from 9:00am to 3:00pm on Tuesday, September 11, in the Atchafalaya Ballroom in the Student Union. This event is sponsored by the University Program Council and the Office of Residential Life, with support by the Office for Campus Diversity.

Join the Courageous Community on Facebook

Connect with the Courageous Community on Facebook! This community group is a space to connect, learn and #ContinueTheConversation about inclusive teaching at UL Lafayette.