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13 May 2019

NVCC’s Center for Racial Dialogue and Communal Transformation Hosts Community Forum

on Adichie’s “The Danger of a Single Story” and How It Impacts Dialogue about Patriotism

Event date: 5/28/2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Export event

NVCC’s Center for Racial Dialogue and Communal Transformation Hosts Community Forum


WHAT:  Using author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s famous TedTalk as a an anchor, NVCC will host a community conversation aimed at recognizing and reflecting upon narratives relating to the pledge of allegiance and the U.S. Flag and how these narratives shape our beliefs and inform our behaviors. The conversation will also provide a platform for those not heard and encourage further dialogue.

WHO:  Center for Racial Dialogue and Communal Transformation Committee, Co-Chaired by NVCC Professors Kathy K. Taylor, JD and Joseph Faryniarz as well as Dean of Danbury Antonio Santiago.  Other members of the committee include Professors Julia Petitfrere, Nikki McGary, PhD., and Ron Picard, PhD., Kimberly Carolina, Director of Human Resources and Employee Relations, Susan Acito Houlihan, Center for Academic Planning and Student Success, Angela Chapman, Associate Dean of Development; and NVCC students, faculty, and staff.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 28 5:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Founders Hall, Community Room, F101, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708

REGISTER: This community forum is free and open to the public. Register for your free, general admission ticket on Eventbrite: https://racialdialogueandcommunaltransformation.eventbrite.com

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