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Conversations About Race & Ethnicity (C.A.R.E.) is a six-week dialogue space for community members of Syracuse University to engage in meaningful, challenging, and vital conversations about race and ethnicity.  C.A.R.E. challenges participants to explore their own racial and ethnic identity, understand the experiences of others, critically identify social systems of oppression, and work towards living a more socially just life.

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Participation in C.A.R.E. is not only self-serving, but also self-less as the dialogue involves a personal exploration of one’s own racial and ethnic identity and as well as compassion and empathy for other participant’s lived experiences. All participants are asked to make a commitment to the following components in order to fully engage in the experience:

  • Attendance at all 6 circle sessions*
  • Active listening and participation in circle dialogue
  • Completion of all weekly reading(s)
  • Submission of all critical reflection writing
  • Responsibility of presence in space, including verbal and non-verbal actions

*It is important to note that absence from one circle session will potentially result in the participant’s removal from C.A.R.E.


Spring 2020 Student Circle Timeline
November 14: Registration Opens
January 18: Registration Closes at 5pm
January 21: Circle Placements will be emailed to participants
January 28-February 1: Week 1 of C.A.R.E
March 4-March 8: Week 6 of C.A.R.E

Spring 2020 Faculty & Staff Circle Timeline
November 14: Registration Opens
January 23: Registration Closes at 5pm
Faculty/Staff Circle Time will be determined based on interest of participants


Student Registration

Registration for Spring 2020 Circles is now OPEN. 

Registration will close January 18th  at 5:00pm. 

*If registration is completed successfully you should recieve an automatic verification*

Click the following link to register:


Faculty & Staff Circle Registration

Registration for Spring 2020 Circles is now OPEN. 

Click the following link to register:


For any questions or concerns please contact:

        Monica Miles, M.S.

        Graduate Assistant - Conversations About Race and Ethnicity 


C.A.R.E. Statement on Dialogue

Syracuse University has made a commitment to create a campus community that is free from discrimination and celebrates the diversity of its various community members.

The ability to genuinely appreciate others for their differences and similarities in such areas as gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, and age for example, allows us to see individuals with unique gifts and flaws, and to realize more often than not, that they have remarkably similar values and aspirations to our own. By building a community that strives for inclusion and diversity, the community is enriched because they value and continuously learn from the contributions made by the entire campus.  Dialogue creates opportunities for people to engage, learn from each other and build understanding of one's experiences, and embrace and celebrate our differences.

Spring Information Sessions

Show the Syracuse community YOU
Learn more about our six-week dialogue circles for the Spring 2020 semester at one of our
Information Sessions
Date/Locations: TBD
For more information, contact Monica Miles at or visit our website,