Courageous Conversations

Courageous Conversation Event Request

Cleveland State University is proud to host “Courageous Conversations,” a series designed to tackle topics on inclusiveness and diversity through honest discussions in a safe space. Our Courageous Conversations provide a place for students, faculty, staff and community members to be brave, build community and have courageous conversations. The goal of each conversation is to provide insight and to promote inclusion and understanding of the various experiences and perspectives of our community members related to differences in background such as gender, class, age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, disabilities and more.

To date, we've hosted over a dozen conversations that have enlightened, educated and provided actionable steps toward building a united and diverse community of students, faculty, staff and partners.

If you are interested in hosting a Courageous Conversations event, please complete the web form below and be sure to include a brief overview of the topic you would like to discuss (no more than 500 words), any expert panelists you would like to include in the event and the date, time and location (can also be virtual) of the proposed event. Please submit this form three-four weeks before your proposed event date to provide adequate planning and marketing. The Courageous Conversations planning committee will review your submission and you will receive an email response with further directions. Please allow the committee at least one week to review your submission before reaching out to check on the status of your web form.

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What key points would you like the audience to leave knowing after attending your Courageous Conversation?
Please provide a specific location if you would like your event to be in person. Example, Student Center Ballroom, Student Center rooms 313-315. Please do not solely list the Student Center as an option. If you would like your event to be virtual, type "virtual" and specify the platform you would like to use.