Just Talk

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Just Talk is the Kraemer Family Library's programming series that is designed to promote open and honest dialogue about equity, diversity, and inclusion on the UCCS campus and beyond.

Upcoming Just Talk Events

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Just Talk: Body Positivity

Join us on Monday, February 18th, at 4:30 p.m. in the Library 2nd Floor Apse, as Dr. Elizabeth Daniels presents "Powerful Women: How Media Images of Female Athletes Can Positively Affect Girls' and Young Women's Body Image."

This event is hosted by the UCCS Kraemer Family Library's Just Talk series, the UCCS Wellness Center and is part of #UCCSBodyPositive Week!

When:

Monday, February 18, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Where:

Library 2nd Floor Apse

Ground Rules for Just Talk discussions

  • Listen actively -- respect others when they are talking.
  • Speak from your own experience instead of generalizing ("I" instead of "they," "we," and "you").
  • Do not be afraid to respectfully challenge one another by asking questions, but refrain from personal attacks -- focus on ideas.
  • Participate to the fullest of your ability -- community growth depends on the inclusion of every individual voice.
  • Instead of invalidating somebody else's story with your own spin on her or his experience, share your own story and experience.
  • The goal is not to agree -- it is to gain a deeper understanding.
  • Be conscious of body language and nonverbal responses -- they can be as disrespectful as words.*

Discussions of emotionally charged topics may lead you to need assistance with processing your feelings. Mental Health Services is available to help students at the UCCS Recreation and Wellness Center.

*These ground rules are based on the Guide for Setting Ground Rules for the EdChange project.

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