Husker Dialogues

An Event for New Students Husker Dialogues

Schedule of Diversity EventsEvent Resources
Students at Husker Dialogues

On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at 7 p.m. in the Bob Devaney Sports Center, incoming first-year students participated in Husker Dialogues, a diversity and inclusion event facilitated by more than 370 faculty, staff, and student conversation guides.

Husker Dialogues is designed to introduce first-year students to tools they can use to engage in meaningful conversations to help create an inclusive Husker community.

After participation in the event:

  • 90% of participating students agreed the student stories increased their awareness of diversity in the campus community.
  • 90.9% of participating students agreed that learning about diversity and inclusion is important in their university experience.
  • 85.7% of participating students felt more confident in discussing diversity and inclusion issues.

Husker Dialogues Event Surveys, 2017

I thought I was an open-minded person, but Husker Dialogues made me realize that I need to open my mind ever wider about my actions and thoughts towards others’ cultures and races. I, along with many students I spoke with, want to make UNL a safe environment… and it all starts by acting and making the first move.


I came away from that night with a want to contribute more to speaking up for the issues I believe in. I tend to look at a problem, be angry with it, and then hope that when I notice it again someone would have fixed it by then. I need to stop overlooking these things, in hopes someone else will have the courage to do it.


I just opened up about a lot of things that I’ve never really talked about out loud. It showed me how fun and liberating it can be to talk about diversity and embrace each others’ differences.comments from university of Nebraska-Lincoln Students

Husker Dialogues Cards

Husker Dialogues card decks are available to faculty, staff and students. The questions and prompts on each card are intended to stimulate dialogue that provides an opportunity that makes discussing these issues increasingly less difficult.

Sample guides with activities to help facilitate conversations in a group setting are available. If you are interested in obtaining additional decks of the Husker Dialogues cards, please email studentaffairs@unl.edu.

Diversity and Inclusion Events - Fall 2017
Event Date & TimeEvent NameDepartment/Organization SponsoringLocation
Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 2 p.m. JGMC Open House UPC & Cultural Ambassadors Nebraska Union Greenspace
Thursday, Aug. 24 at 5:30 p.m. LGBTQA+ Welcome Back Picnic LGBTQA+ Resource Center Nebraska Union, Regency Suite
Saturday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. International Festival UPC & Cultural Ambassadors Nebraska Union Greenspace
Sunday, Aug. 27 from 3-5 p.m. OASIS Kickoff OASIS Nebraska Union Plaza
Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 5:30 p.m. Christianity & Queerness LGBTQA+ Resource Center, The Lutheran Center JGMC, Unity Room
Thursday, Sept. 7 at 4:30 p.m. Faculty/Staff Mixer with Diverse Students OASIS Nebraska Union, Heritage Room
Thursday, Sept. 7 from 12-2 p.m. OASIS Male Initiative OASIS Nebraska Union, Georgian Suite
Friday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. LGBTQA+ Graduate and Non Traditional Student Social LGBTQA+ Resource Center LGBTQA+ Resource Center
Friday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. Multicultural Greek Stroll Off OASIS Nebraska Union, Centennial Room
Thursday, Sept. 14 from 5-9 p.m. Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration: Fiesta on the Green OASIS Nebraska Union Plaza
Thursday, Sept. 14 from 3-6 p.m. LGBTQA+ Resource Center and Women's Center Open House LGBTQA+ Resource Center & Women's Center Nebraska Union 340 & 346
Monday, Sept. 25 at 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Robyn Ochs: Embracing Complex Identities LGBTQA+ Resource Center Willa Cather Dining Complex, Red Cloud Room
Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. Dish It Up! Late Night: Gender, Race and Sexuality with APU and ASA OASIS, LGBTQA+ Resource Center Nebraska Union, Colonial Room
Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Inclusive Spaces Workshop LGBTQA+ Resource Center Nebraska Union, Green Room (Inside Student Involvement)
Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. Alumni Reading: Nick White & Devin Murphy English Department Great Plains Art Museum
Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 12 p.m. Reading & Discussion with Morgan Jerkins English Department Andrews Hall, Bailey Library
Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. Dance-Walking Huskers Ethnic Studies & English Departments Nebraska Union Plaza
Thursday, Oct. 12 at 3:30 p.m. SJ Sindu, Author of A Marriage of a Thousand Lies LGBTQA+ Resource Center, English Department Andrews Hall, Bailey Library
Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Carlotta Walls - Member of the Little Rock Nine UPC Nebraska Union, Auditorium
Friday, Oct. 13 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. SJ Sindu Greet & Meet LGBTQA+ Resource Center LGBTQA+ Resource Center
Friday, Oct. 13 at 12 p.m. Ethics Brown Bag Panel on Addressing Anti-Trans Violence LGBTQA+ Resource Center Nebraska Union, Colonial Room
Friday, Oct. 13 at 7:00 p.m. Late Night Dish It Up OASIS Nebraska Union, Colonial Room
Friday, Oct. 13 at 7:00 p.m. SJ Sindu Reading & Book Signing LGBTQA+ Resource Center Indigo Bridge Books (701 P St.)
Friday, Oct. 13 at 7:00 p.m. SJ Sindu Reading & Book Signing LGBTQA+ Resource Center Indigo Bridge Books (701 P St.)
Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. Poet Twyla Hansen English Department Andrews Hall, Bailey Library
Thursday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. 15th Annual LGBTQA+ History Month Dinner LGBTQA+ Resource Center The Cornhusker Marriott Grand Ballroom
Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 1:30-2:15 p.m. UnBoxing: Beyond Labels, We Have a Lot in Common Ethnic Studies & English Departments Nebraska Union, Ballroom
Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Poetry Slam featuring Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib English Department Nebraska Union, Auditorium
Friday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. Night of the Living Drag Show! LGBTQA+ Resource Center Nebraska Union, Centennial Room
Saturday, Oct. 28 at 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Raising Race Questions in School: Toward Wholeness of Self and Community College of Education and Human Sciences Henzlik Auditorium
Monday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. Nasty Women Poets: A Reading by Contributors to the Anthology English Department Andrews Hall, Bailey Library
Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 12 p.m. Native American Leadership Symposium OASIS JGMC, OASIS Lounge
Thursday, Nov. 2 at TBA Kevin Hines – Suicide Survivor & Activist UPC Nebraska Union, Auditorium
Thursday, Nov. 2 at TBA Dia de los Muertos OASIS TBA
Tuesday, Nov. 7 at TBA Native American Heritage Month: Dream Catcher Workshop OASIS JGMC, Unity Room
Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 12 p.m. Latino Leadership Symposium OASIS JGMC, OASIS Student Lounge
Tuesday, Nov. 14 at TBA Native American Heritage Month: Cherokee Basket Weaving Workshop OASIS JGMC, Unity Room
Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 12 p.m. Black Leadership Symposium OASIS JGMC, OASIS Lounge
Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 12 p.m. Asian American Leadership Symposium OASIS JGMC, OASIS Student Lounge
Monday, Dec. 4 at 3-5 p.m. Jazz Cafe OASIS JGMC, Unity Room
Every Tuesday at Noon Dish It Up OASIS/JGMC JGMC, OASIS Student Lounge
first friday of every month at noon Lunch & Learn OASIS/JGMC JGMC, OASIS Student Lounge
Mondays 2:30-3:30 p.m. & Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p.m. Coffee Talks: Conversations Between International & Domestic Students Student Involvement Nebraska Union, Raised Area Across from Subway