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College Conversations to Uphold Equity series (CUES) is a facilitated discussion series initiated in 2021 to forward the College of Arts and Sciences’ mission for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. These conversations will bring together faculty and staff in the College as well as other university community members to discuss an array of topics concerning equity, belonging and well-being. We believe that by forging informative dialogues, we contribute to providing a safe and rich intellectual space for faculty, staff, and members of the community to engage one another about equity in community. Thus, we support the larger mission of the College and university to foster a vibrantly inclusive and equitable community.

Upcoming Sessions

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After Roe v. Wade: Gender, Equity and Reproductive Health

The goal of the event is to discuss the implications of the recent Supreme Court decision overturning Roe V. Wade for gender and health equity.

Friday, September 9 from 11 AM – 1 PM.



Michele Rivkin-Fish, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Karen Booth, Associate Professor, Director of Sexuality Studies

Rebecca Kreitzer, Associate Professor, Department of Public Policy

Previous Sessions

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Clarifying Critical Race Theory: A Conversation for the Arts and sciences

This session outlines the origins of critical race theory (CRT), the value of CRT for scholarship and teaching in the arts and sciences as well as some of the challenges posed by teaching CRT in university classrooms today.

Thursday, March 10th:   3:00 – 4:30pm


Emil’ Keme, Associate Professor of Spanish, Department of Romance Studies

Heidi Kim, Professor of English and Comparative Literature & Asian American Center Director

Brian Gibbs, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Education

Eric Watts, Associate Professor, Department of Communication

Erika Wilson, Associate Professor & Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy, School of Law

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Support, Equity and the Return to Campus

This first session addressed mechanisms for supporting faculty and staff who have returned to campus, with a lens toward equity, belonging and well-being.

Monday, October 18th


Leah Cox, Vice Provost for Equity & Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer

Sue Estroff, Professor of Social Medicine, Faculty Executive Committee member

Jaci Field, Athletic Facilities Planning & Management Team Member; Chair, Carolina Black Caucus

Becci Menghini, Vice Chancellor, Human Resources and Equal Opportunity and Compliance

Todd Ramón Ochoa, Associate Professor of Religion

Antonio Squire, Graduate Funding Coordinator; Chair, Employee Forum Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee