Carolina Conversations Launches

Carolina Conversations, a new, broad initiative designed to support, help facilitate and encourage critical conversations regarding race, intellectual diversity, religion, identity, and culture in the UNC community has launched.

In announcing the initiative, Chancellor Carol Folt wrote:

"Over the past year our nation has engaged in a rising level of discourse about race, intellectual diversity, religion, identity and culture. These issues also speak to Carolina’s mission. Over the course of the year, you have made it clear how firmly you believe that our community must continue to champion equality for all of us, no matter our race, culture, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or political belief. We are proud of the way our students, staff, faculty and alumni have engaged with conviction around these issues. It is our deep seated determination to see every member of our community treated fairly and with respect, and we want to work with you to make sure conversations about such important issues take place routinely on our campus.

In December, we sent you a message promising to create opportunities for more dialogue, and we began reaching out to you for ideas. You responded with passion and creativity, and today, we are announcing a broad initiative building from these ideas. We are calling this Carolina Conversations. It is a set of interconnected activities designed to support, help facilitate and encourage these critical conversations. The initiative will be hosted by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and the intent is to include all students (undergraduate, graduate and professional), and all staff and faculty from all schools."

More information on the initiative and an events calendar can be found here.