Community Conversations

The Executive Board and the Governing Board have been monitoring and discussing the potential impacts COVID-19 may have on our Association and members. We know that states in our region have been particularly affected with schools, colleges, and universities closing to ensure the health and safety of their students and staff.  Our first priority is our members and the students they serve.

In order to support each other, NEACAC will be offering a series of Community Conversations via our Zoom Platform for members to support one another and ask questions. Each scheduled conversation will have a different topic. Please be on the lookout for the announcement of the dates and times of the upcoming virtual conversations. In an effort to make these conversations widely available, most will be recorded and posted on this website.

If there is another topic you would like NEACAC to discuss, please email [email protected] with the subject “Community Conversations.” 


Upcoming Community Conversations: 

Monday, August 3 at 3:00 pm:

  • Part II: #BlackAtSchool, #BlackInCollegeAdmission, #BlackInCollegeCounseling: The Sobering Truth About the Black Experience at Our Institutions (Sponsored by the IDEA Committee)
    Black students and colleagues are speaking out about their experiences at our schools, and their truths must not be ignored. In this Community Conversation, we will review social media posts related to the college counseling and admission processes of Black students and the work experiences of our Black colleagues. We will then, speaking from the "I" perspective, outline action steps we plan to take to help dismantle white supremacy and truly see, hear, and value our Black peers. *This Community Conversation is Part II of the Community Conversation that began on July 16th and focused on the experiences of Black students. On August 3, the discussion will focus on the experiences of our Black colleagues. Prior to the discussion taking place on August 3, please ensure that you are familiar with the ways in which white supremacy culture manifests. Options for completing pre-work include: viewing the recording and minutes of Part I, reading slides 4-19 of the slideshow from Part I, or reviewing the white supremacy culture resource document from Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups. Register Here

Monday, August 17 at 3:00 pm:

  • Two-year Colleges: Plans for the fall
    Join members of our Two-year Colleges committee as they discuss their plans for the fall. All are welcome. Register Here

 


Previously recorded Community Conversations & Co-hosted Webinars
*please note that not every conversation has been recorded