THE DEFAMATION EXPERIENCE

Discover what diversity experts are calling one of the most relevant and compelling programs they’ve scheduled. From all types of organizations, the feedback is unanimousThe Defamation Experience inspires true self-examination and guides long-lasting conversations.

Maricella Reyes, Program Coordinator, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Maryville University, St. Louis, MO

"This was a really great event."

Keshia Booker, Assistant Director, Multicultural Development, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA

"DefEx Online went above and beyond my expectations in the sense that students began to start having their own private conversations. Faculty and Staff have had great conversations around this event. We as a campus are taking steps to build a more inclusive community and DefEx online was great at helping us do that."

Chad Williams, Director of Office of Multicultural Affairs, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

"Just wanted to drop a brief note to say thank you on behalf of Lehigh University! You did a great job of facilitating some very engaging and tough conversations for our first-year students. DefEx Online was a great experience for us."

Pankaj Sharma, Social Studies Teacher, Niles North High School, Skokie, IL

"This is such a meaningful and packed play with so many issues that are raised... It's really entertaining, it's engaging, and thought-provoking."

Dr. Monica Smith, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

"DefEx Online provided us the opportunity to engage in tough conversations - the kind that are often avoided in cross-cultural groups. Because we were talking about what we saw and our perceptions of the situation we were able to understand each other’s viewpoints. DefEx Online created a space where we could safely talk about stereotypes and implicit bias and explore the roots of both."

BJ Kimbrough, Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Chief Diversity Officer, University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL

"DefEx Online is highly recommended for all institutions and organizations that seek high quality and effective diversity, equity, and inclusion professional development opportunities."

Chris Esparza, Director of Diversity, Inclusion, & Leadership Development, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR

"DefEx Online is a beautiful stimulus to what amounts to good deep reflection and healthy conversation."

Amy Freeman, Chief Human Resources Officer, Nossaman LLP, Los Angeles, CA

"I want to thank everyone at The Defamation Experience - DefEx Online was great... To continue this dialogue, I hope that we can get a little vulnerable with each other and put some of the burdens on ourselves to grow and change."

Erin Keyes, Assistant Dean of Students, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN

"I saw this program live and wanted to bring it to our school. The virtual program was just as great. DefEx Online got our students thinking about many things including the issues of difference. They actively talked about the underlying issues within the trial along with the civil procedures and evidentiary findings. They engaged in how they will eventually navigate the legal world and interact with legal professionals that see the world differently than they do. This was a great start for them."

Connie Powell Nichols, Professor of Law, Baylor University School of Law, Waco, TX

"Students have commented that this was the very first time that they had an oppportunity to have an open and honest discussion about these topics in a way that brought to light the biases that they each had."

Ty Furman, Managing Director, BU Arts Initiative, Boston University, Boston, MA

"The conversation after the play is what sets this experience apart and allows the audience to think through what they have seen performed on the stage. This interactive piece allowed students on our campus to parse through their initial response(s) and to confront their own biases and experiences."

Gia M. Adeen, Assistant Director, EEO & Diversity, Case Western University, Cleveland, OH

"We have many social justices related programs and conversations on campus around these issues but THE DEFAMATION EXPERIENCE was such a fresh new way to engage in the dialogue we want our students to be having. Thank you!"

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