"The Defamation Experience and follow up discussions are a powerful tool for initiating complex conversations around important critical issues. Even small groups of students felt empowered to speak up and share in the follow up discussion."
"The messages conveyed through DefEx Online are more important than ever and these conversations need to take place! Civil discourse is needed so much right now. The more people that engage in this program, the better our would can become."
"This was a really great event."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"DefEx Online is highly recommended for all institutions and organizations that seek high quality and effective diversity, equity, and inclusion professional development opportunities."
"DefEx Online is a beautiful stimulus to what amounts to good deep reflection and healthy conversation."
"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."
"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."
"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."