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Wednesday, October 7th | 7:00pm-8:30pm | Learning to Dialogue Instead of Debate

Wednesday, October 7th | 7:00pm-8:30pm | Learning to Dialogue Instead of Debate


A dialogic approach to communication helps find common ground, empathy and deeper understanding. Something that debate isn't designed to do. If you'd like to live in a world that is more understanding, then come learn and practice skills that can help bridge divisions.

This class is appropriate for ages 17+.

This class will take place online through Zoom. Links to Zoom classes will be sent out by 5pm the day of the class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or email

About the teacher:
Dr. Taj Smith is an educator, consultant, curriculum developer and facilitator specializing in diversity and inclusion, social justice education, intergroup dialogue, curriculum design, and program assessment. 

When he is not consulting, he works full-time at RIT as the Director of Diversity Education. Taj recently moved to Rochester from Cincinnati, Ohio, where he served as Xavier University’s Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and an adjunct teaching Introduction to Gender & Diversity Studies.

Taj earned his doctorate in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, a masters in Africana Studies from Cornell University, and a bachelors in Journalism and Mass Media Studies from Rutgers University.

For fun, Taj enjoys fashion, trying out new restaurants, online shopping, sports and watching The Walking Dead.

For details on our class cancellation policy, parking, and more please visit our FAQs.