Event to foster discussion about contemporary immigration issues over dinner


Dinner talk is about to get more interesting with the latest installment of the Conversations that Matter series, hosted by the Office of Diversity Education.

This year’s event format, centered on contemporary immigration issues, will be slightly different than how it was last year. Instead of having a panel-like discussion, attendees will have small table discussions over dinner. The discussion groups allow more attendees to share their stories with others and for listeners to ask more questions. 

Each table will have approximately 8 to 10 people with at least one facilitator and faculty member to help promote and progress the conversation along. 

Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, A.T. Miller, said the series gives attendees the chance to share reflections on current topics. 

“I think this is a great opportunity to share and listen to a wide variety of viewpoints and ideas from different members within the CMU and Mount Pleasant community,” Miller said. 

The discussion event is to take place from 5-7 p.m on Oct. 22 in the University Center Rotunda. It is open to Central Michigan University students, faculty and community members, with no admissions fee. Dinner will be a pasta buffet. 

There will be a short introduction from Prakash Adhikari, Political Science and Public Administration faculty member before each individual table will begin their own conversation on the matter being discussed. 

The ODE is planning for 100 attendees. RSVP by emailing ode@cmich.edu and for more information on the event contact the ODE office at (989) 774-7318.