Previous Dialogues:

May 9, 2022

Learning to Listen Across Division

Can we learn to more effectively communicate with those with whom we disagree? In this Webinar,  Dr. Lori Puterbaugh explores some communication techniques aimed at more compassionate dialogue and authentic advocacy against all forms of discrimination. Watch/Listen to recording here:

April 27, 2021
Racial Wealth Gap Learning Simulation 1-hour, virtual experience. Sponsored by the Diocesan Racial Justice Committee. The simulation was created to help people understand how federal policies have created and sustained the gaps in wealth income, and hunger between white and black Americans, and by extension, the systemic racial discrimination that all communities of color confront. Watch/listen to the recording here.
Powerpoint of Simulation

March 24, 2021 and March 25, 2021
Can American be Bi-lingual and United?
Presenter: Fr. Rafael Capó, the Vice President for Mission and Ministry and Dean of Theology at St Thomas University, is a priest of the Archdiocese of Miami and a Missionary of Mercy by appointment of Pope Francis. Here are links to the dialogue that took place in English and the one that took place in Spanish.

February 24, 2021
Black History Month – Why It’s Important!
February is designated as Black History Month in the United States. Do you know it’s origins? Why do we celebrate it? Is it really important? During this episode of “Conversations on Race,” we discussed Black History Month and what we can do in observance of it in February and beyond. Our guest presenter for the evening was Dr. Ansel Augustine, Executive Director of Cultural Diversity and Outreach for the Archdiocese of Washington, DC. The recording from this event can be found here.

November 19, 2020
The Result of No Action: Why We Need to Work Together for Justice
with Dr. Moneque Walker-Pickett of St. Leo University and Karla Solis of  Hillsborough Community College. .
The recording from this event can be found here

October 28, 2020
Race is a Life Issue with Msgr. Michael Carruthers, Gerri Drummond and Deacon Scott Huang.
The recording from our event can be found here: 
Here is a link to the PowerPoint that was shared on screen.