In this workshop, participants learn a series of techniques, rooted in mediation and applied theatre. Through these techniques, the class will practice navigating difficult conversations around race in order to foster reflexivity and build skills.


  • Understand and foster empathy.
  • Gain experience with reflexive conversations.
  • Develop skills for navigating difficult moments.


If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, contact University Organizational and Professional Development or call 540-231-5100 during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event. Additional advance notice may be required, depending on the type of program and the time necessary to secure the requested accommodation(s).


Jon Catherwood-Ginn
The Moss Arts Center

Shawanda Williams


Free, but space is limited.
All no-shows will be charged a $35 maintenance fee. Review the full cancellation policy.

Certificate Available

This course can be used to meet elective requirements for any Diversity Development Certificate.