The Group

The discussion was between two student groups -- the Organization of Latin American Students and the Organization of Black Students. There were about 16 people altogether.

Highlights

Overall, people kept speaking and sharing their perspectives. At the end, the discussion centered around happiness and how to achieve happiness on our campus.

Challenges

A lot of silence, which wasn't necessarily difficult but it was kinda awkward. There were a couple people who didn't talk at all and one person didn't even talk during the closing, which kinda disappointed me.

Opening Activity

I had students pair up and share their opinion on University of Chicago's campus climate, alluding to racial issues.

Discussion Questions

We based a couple of our questions on the end of the poem, which got people talking. "What does black love is black wealth mean?"

Closing Activity

We asked them to share a question they'll be leaving with.

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