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Foundations for Diversity Dialogue

Building a community that is diverse, inclusive, equitable, and just requires a foundation of common knowledge. Are there questions you want to ask about racism or racial justice but don’t know where to start? Do you want to deepen your knowledge and understanding about diversity, equity, and inclusion? Join us for a foundational conversation about the history and definitions of racism, prejudice, micro-aggressions, white privilege, justice, equality and equity. 

Carrie Zimmerman has over 18 years experience consulting and administration work in higher education and the non-profit sector. For 10 years she worked as the Director of the First Year Experience, Assistant Dean of Student Development, and Director of Transitions.  Carrie founded Uncommon Programs and Consulting 8 years ago to address growing needs within universities to build communities of inclusivity and diversity, rebuild structures and systems that don't support equitable and just environments, and support each member of the community. She has extensive experience leading strategic planning retreats, facilitating training sessions, and guiding difficult conversations. Her goal is to help empower administrators, governing boards, staff, faculty and students to thrive in their careers, embrace their own unique gifts, and be courageous in the face of injustice, bias, and hate. In addition to her work in Higher Education, she has run a resource center for the homeless, and summer camps for teenagers. She has led hundreds of retreats and workshops, guided college trips to four continents and has spoken to thousands of students, faculty, and administrators in her career.

Carrie is a proud graduate of Vanderbilt University and Texas Christian University.

Dial-In Information

Details to come:

Tuesday, September 22 at 2:30pm to 4:30pm