What is AU Connects?
AU Connects is a campus-wide inclusion initiative that provides trained facilitators who can help guide constructive conversations around issues of race and ethnicity.
Conversations about race and ethnicity are challenging and often uncomfortable. However, they can provide great opportunities for learning, community building, and increasing understanding across different identity groups.
Creating a constructive space for these conversations is a skill that not everyone has, and this often leads to a natural avoidance of these topics. Avoidance can easily result in misunderstandings, microaggressions, and a strengthening of stereotypes which breakdown our community.
AU Connects facilitators are here to help the campus engage in more regular conversations related to race and ethnicity to reduce this avoidance and build a stronger community. Read on for ideas about how AU Connects may be able to help you or your constituencies.