Ron Jones: Dialogues on Diversity in Science
Join the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and The Endowment for Basic Sciences at an innovative diversity dialogue event featuring EMMY award-winning actor and diversity trainer Ron Jones on October 23, from 4:30-6pm at the Power Center for Performing Arts. Ron Jones is the executive director of Dialogues on Diversity (DOD), a social justice theatre company that uses theatrical models to make messages of difference, inclusion, and social justice accessible, engaging, and entertaining. At this theatrical event, Ron Jones and his cast will create a performance specifically catered to address obstacles faced in our scientific communities and work spaces.
“In a fast-changing world – we must embrace a new sense of cultural commonality and curiosity. This requires cultural competence and a new way of looking at people who are different than ourselves. When we do this, our differences become an opportunity rather than an obstacle.” – Ron Jones
We encourage all of you to join us in this important conversation and learn how cultural differences can become an opportunity! This event is open to the entire University of Michigan community.