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Talk: Navigating “Topics to Avoid at the Dinner Table”
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Dr. Toni Bisconti of The University of Akron will present “Navigating ‘Topics to Avoid at the Dinner Table.'”
It seems that over the last decade discussing any socially divisive topic has become almost impossible to navigate. Anything that includes words such as “diversity,” “racism,” “transgender,” “White privilege,” seem to trigger an all-out culture war. In Ohio alone, we have dealt with legislation to limit our discussion of “divisive topics” in educational settings and the changing of a baseball mascot and team name that has almost divided the NE part of the state. This talk will explore the real-life interactions we have with friends, family, and coworkers about topics we’re generally supposed to avoid. Dr. Toni Bisconti, Associate Professor of Psychology at The University of Akron, will discuss research and practice on how and when to enter these conversations—and how and when to avoid them.
This free keynote talk is open to the public and is presented as part of the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Document Academy (DOCAM). Please register for the talk viaView more
73 S. College Street, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325
Free parking is available in the lot directly adjacent to the building. This lot contains a dedicated accessible parking spot near the museum entrance.
Free parking is also available in Lot 30 at the corner of College and Market streets, which contains several accessible parking spaces.
Metered parking is available along South College Street. Pavement from Lot 30 and metered parking may be uneven, and people with limited mobility should exercise caution.
A wheelchair accessible ramp is located on the northeast side of the building, near the main entrance. The museum is housed on the ground floor, and an interior elevator provides access to the Institute galleries, located on the fourth floor. A wheelchair is also kept on-site and is available for loan to those visiting the museum and archives. Select displays may not be fully wheelchair accessible. Assistance is available to access the content of these displays.
Standard strollers are welcome.
The museum includes a variety of audio, visual, and hands-on exhibits. We are currently working to develop alternative forms of access for select exhibits. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.View less