Whose Classroom? The Generative Potential of Conflict in Higher Education

February 7, 2018, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Open to: Faculty


This event brings together UC Berkeley faculty and students in a guided dialogue unpacking the tensions, frustrations, opportunities, and possibilities of contentious discourse in the classroom.

How can we use the misunderstandings and conflicts that arise in the classroom as points of embarkation toward more honest and rigorous intellectual pursuits? How can we think of our evolving values and priorities, not as accommodations or concessions, but as opportunities for deeper learning? We will address these questions and more as we imagine new strategies for equitable learning through dialogue and collaboration.

Facilitated by Dr. Sarah Lappas, ACES Culture and Activism Fellow.

Food and drink will be served. Kindly RSVP so we know how many people to expect.


Registration is unavailable. Registration closed on February 6, 2018 - 5:00pm.

Series description

Audience shot at panel on toxic stress January 20, 2018

Co-hosted by the American Cultures Center, the Division for Equity & Inclusion, and the Academic Innovation Studio, these timely, interactive dialogues feature dynamic faculty panelists and engage the Berkeley community in exploring how equity and justice challenges – locally, regionally and nationally – are impacting our students, instructors, classrooms, and campus. All events feature plenty of time for open, facilitated discussion. 

This Fall, join us for a "semester of learning," by exploring the topics in the series and helping us identify key take-aways, new scholarly questions, and practical strategies for the classroom.

Please note:

  • All events are wheelchair accessible. 
  • To request captioning, ASL interpretation, or other accommodations, please contact Disability Access and Compliance at https://dac.berkeley.edu/overview or email Amy Scharf at ascharf@berkeley.edu.
  • Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivites can join.