The University of Central Arkansas Outreach and Community Engagement’s first Conway Conversation of 2019 will be focused on inclusiveness.
Conway Conversations was created “to provide a space for members of the UCA campus and Conway communities to come together and engage in conversation about social issues affecting diverse groups of community members,” Outreach officials said in a news release.
The group’s first event, iCulture — Co-creating a Path to an Inclusive Community, will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 25 at UCA Downtown.
The workshop is free and open to the public.
Anyone who wants to participate can register at http://uca.edu/outreach/conversations.
The UCA Outreach and Community Engagement partnered with Just Communities of Arkansas (JCA), a community-based culture change agency focused on building capacity for diverse, inclusive and equitable transformation, for the event.
“For this session, JCA staff will facilitate bridge-building; not physical bridges, but liberating bridges of empathy, respect and of understanding through civil, open yet challenging and, if necessary, uncomfortable dialogue that seeks to amplify all voices in our community,” event organizers said. “This session is designed so we will walk away with new confidence and tools to enhance our unique ability, voice and influence to be more effective advocates and allies in co-creating the community we want to be.”
The workshop will break for lunch, but it is not provided.
“Participants are invited to bring a brown bag lunch or enjoy lunch in downtown Conway,” organizers said.