Dialogue event to focus on recent violence

The launch of a yearlong series of programming on the topic of violence is 1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 31 in the Kraemer Family Library.

“UCCS Dialogue: Moving Forward Through Violent Times” will give staff, faculty and students an opportunity to “discuss our distinct experiences of the impact of recent violence,” according to organizers.

That violence includes the Nov. 28, 2015, shooting at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood facility, in which UCCS police officer Garrett Swasey died. Two others died in that shooting, and others were injured.

The Aug. 31 program will feature a small-group format in which participants can “reflect on various ways we can consciously move forward as individuals and as a community,” according to organizers. The event will be in the Third Floor Apse. Later programming will include discussion groups.

The dialogue is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Provost, Associate Vice Chancellor for Inclusion and Academic Engagement, Kraemer Family Library “Just Talk” series and Center for Religious Diversity in Public Life.

Those who can’t attend the event can participate by emailing diversity@uccs.edu with “Moving Forward” in the subject line. Send an email to that address to RSVP or for more information.

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