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KENTtalks is a program hosted by the Center for Student Involvement to provide a safe place for discussions and transformational experiences for our student body. KENTtalks is a series designed to promote university-wide education through civil discourse.

KENTtalks Topics

KENTtalks: Let's Talk Trump event flyer

Let's Talk Trump: Understanding Both Sides of the Vote

So often we allow our differences of opinion to separate us. On Jan. 31 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Tri-Towers Lobby, students came together as a community to share with and learn from each other in regards to our country's current political climate. They allowed their differences to bring them together as they agreed to respectfully disagree and expand their perspectives in order to build a stronger sense of unity within our campus community. The open discussion was facilitated by Dr. Richard Serpe.

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Have you experienced microaggressions or felt unwelcomed, disrespected or devalued in our university community? Join us at KENTtalks: Microaggressions to participate in an open dialogue and breakout session to discuss the impact of microaggressions on our campus and what we as individuals and a community can do to improve our campus climate.

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KENTtalks April 2016 poster

Less Talk, More Action

The Kent Talks hosted on April 18, was developed based on student feedback from the first three Kent Talks. Topics discussed during the first three discussions covered issues that directly impact the student experience at Kent State ranging from race to gender, sexuality and religion and ending with our Kent State Core Values.

We are inviting the student body to come together to see the first actions taken based on their feedback, as well as to provide additional feedback for additional action items.

We have heard your voices and the time to act is now!

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KENTtalks: Our Voices poster

Our Voices

At KENTtalks: Our Voices the Kent State community came together to hear the students' perspective on Kent State's new core values. Students came together from various groups on campus to discuss how we as a community can embrace our newly established core values. The discussion focused on questions such as "is the university's support of students aligned with our core values and how can we do better?

Our panel included individuals representing various backgrounds, areas of study and class standing.

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Students talking

Gender, Sexuality and Faith

A dialogue promoting civil discourse and education among various communities. This topic is specifically about how gender and sexuality intersect with faith.

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