Courageous Conversations

Recent Events

As part of BLM at School Week, students, faculty, staff and community members from the Walker College of Business and the Reich College of Education gathered virtually for a Courageous Conversation on February 4, 2021.

Featured Speakers

Dr. Olamide Alabi

Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery & Endovascular Therapy
Emory University

Yohance Christie, JD

City Attorney
City of Lincoln, NE

Jennifer Bibb

Author
One Hundred Facts Every Black Youth Needs to Know

Timothy Bibb

Author
One Hundred Facts Every Black Youth Needs to Know

Brittney Hodges-Bolkovac

Teacher
Dawes Middle School, Lincoln Nebraska

Brandy Smith, JD

AVP, Chief Compliance Officer & Counsel
Lincoln Financial Group

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Recent Events

Courageous Conversations is an initiative of the Walker College's Inclusive Excellence Team.  

2020

A virtual Courageous Conversations event was held November 5, 2020, featuring a panel discussion centering around the experiences and challenges around religious identities of industry professionals in the workplace. Read the news post | View the photo album

The 4th Annual Courageous Conversations was held on February 6, 2020 in Peacock Hall Room 1015. 

2019

The 3rd Annual Courageous Conversations was held on Thursday, February 20, 2019.  

2018

The 2nd Annual Courageous Conversations was held on Thursday, February 1, 2018. The event featured a panel discussion followed by a reception for participants. This event was one of many activities on Appalachian State University's campus held in conjunction with Black History Month. Courageous Conversations is an initiative of the Walker College's Inclusive Excellence Team (formerly Diversity Advisory Team), and the 2018 event was co-hosted by the Mu Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the Alpha Alpha Rho Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Read the news post | View the photo album

2017

On Thursday, February 2, 2017, business alumni shared their experiences and advice on speaking with colleagues about race and implicit bias in the workplace. The panel was held in the Holland International Engagement Room in Peacock Hall on the campus of Appalachian State University.   A reception followed the panel discussion, hosted by Appalachian's Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and the Walker College of Business. Read the news post | View the photo album