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Healing, Allyship, and Action: Stronger Together

The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery bring to bear the painful reality of racial injustice in America. In times like these, when social injustice grips our national, local, and university communities, the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and Associated Student Body commit to offering support. The Stronger Together Dialogue Series seeks to provide opportunities for healing, effective allyship, and action that creates a better world.


Creating space to heal from the trauma of witnessing, experiencing, and/or processing social injustice is an essential pillar of Stronger Together.

Past event: Thursday, April 22, 2021 at  6 PM CST for Stronger Together Dialogue Series: The Quest for Justice in America.  For the past four weeks, as the nation has watched the Derek Chauvin trial unfold, we are reminded of the importance of creating spaces to process, heal, ally, and act.  We invite students, faculty, and staff to join us in partnership with the Black Student Union and University Counseling Center in a discussion about the trial, its outcomes, and what both of them mean for us as members of this community. Let us be reminded of our shared commitment to the UM Creed as we prepare to prioritize community and support each other in the wake of this trial.

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Creating opportunities for individuals and communities that are not as directly or acutely impacted by the recent violence, but who maintain a deep concern and interest in becoming allies for those who are, remain a central component of the Stronger Together plan.

stronger together dialogue series: unpacking the manifestations of racism throughout the University of Mississippi

Dialogue series focused on allyship

Past event: Wednesday, June 24 at 6pm CST to continue the dialogue, as we discuss Fraternity & Sorority Life, University symbols and history, the Grove, campus elections, reimagining the police, and freedom of speech.

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Stronger Together seeks to promote collective actions by diverse groups to directly address the conditions that lead to continued violence.

stronger together dialogue series: unpacking the manifestations of racism throughout the University of Mississippi

Dialogue Series focused on Action

We also welcome UM and LOU Community members as partners as we consider and evaluate these and other options for organizing and implementing collective action.:

  • Deliberative Dialogue: a series of planning meetings designed to help a diverse group develop a core problem that they want to work on together through a project, build an action and implementation plan, and assess their work at the conclusion of the project. This workshop series provides an outline of the basic content.
  • A Community and Police Forum: a conversation between the campus community, the LOU community, and law enforcement in Oxford and on campus designed to facilitate dialogue around preventing the kinds of tragic situations we’ve seen across the nation.
  • A Civic Deliberation: an opportunity for folks who don’t see a topic or issue in the same way to listen and share towards building a better collective understanding.

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Campus Resources

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

PH: 662-915-2933

Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement

PH: 662-915-1689

Office of Community Engagement

PH: 662-915-2933

Associated Student Body

PH: 662-915-4524

Black Student Union

PH: 662-915-1689

Student Disability Services

PH: 662-915-7128


PH: 662-915-7248

University Counseling Services

PH: 662-915-3784