CoRE: Difference, Diversity, and Divide


10:00–11:30 a.m.

CoRE Conversations: Difference, Diversity, and Divide

In this conversation, we will be strengthening your Inclusiveness Network of Knowledge (INK) by looking at race, gender, and sexuality and how we view these and other identities. Why are we all so different? Why is it always us vs. them? We will be taking a look at how we are taught, teach, and perpetuate myths and legends about people different from ourselves. In addition, we will look at how these messages about ourselves become how we see ourselves.

The ARTery will be closed to the public until 11:30 to provide a safe space for honest conversations.

Age 18+


CoRE Conversations is a series of facilitated community dialogues that begun as Conversations on Race and Empowerment (CoRE) during an exhibition series in September of 2017 with Dr. Charles Smith and Heather Hart. This exhibition created a space for honest conversations and it was evident there was more to talk about after the exhibition closed in January of 2018. As new series are added each month, dialogue now encompasses the impact of race, gender, sexuality, and power in our country and community. Reverend Lex Cade-White, an experienced facilitator, uses data-driven resources to engage participants in approachable and inclusive discussions through creative expression and self-reflection. This series equips participants with the vocabulary and knowledge needed to further their understanding of privilege and the historical and current relations among diverse groups. The CoRE Conversation series gives tools to empower participants to go out and make a difference in their communities.