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January 25, 2023

Dialogues to Focus on Educational Opportunity, Inclusion

Registration is underway for Guilford Dialogues, an annual conference at Guilford College exploring social problems and values-based solutions that will focus on educational opportunity and inclusion March 16-17.

Guilford Dialogues 2022 [VIDEO]

Guilford Dialogues 2022 [VIDEO]

Learn more about the inaugural 2022 Guilford Dialogues conference — directly from this year's attendees. Find out what they learned, what they enjoyed, and how…

Local and global experts across the educational spectrum (pre-K, K-12 and higher education) will make presentations, and more than 100 conferees will discuss strategies for ensuring equitable education opportunities during the two-day event. Persons in the educational field and others interested in learning more about equitable access to education are encouraged to register by March 1.

This year’s conference builds on discussions about economic inclusion and follow up from the inaugural Guilford Dialogues in June 2022. 

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“Our goal with the Dialogues is to bring to our campus people with passion and expertise for helping solve critical problems, and to offer a forum for listening and learning, discussion and action,” said President Kyle Farmbry. “In so doing, we will further establish Guilford as a leader in promoting critical thinking and making positive change in the world.

"This year in the Dialogues, we’re addressing one of the most important issues of our time, here in Greensboro and globally: improving access to education for all."

Kyle Farmbry
President of Guilford College

“This year in the Dialogues, we’re addressing one of the most important issues of our time, here in Greensboro and globally: improving access to education for all. With equitable educational opportunities we begin to resolve challenges of poverty and inequality that prevent people and communities from reaching their full potential.”

The Dialogues features presentations from a number of subject experts, including two notable innovators in education:

Marie-Jeanne Ndimbira-Rosner, who co-founded Physically Active Youth Programme (PAY), a holistic after-school program in Windhoek, Namibia. She led PAY for more than 13 years, building a youth-development model that closes the gaps facing young people in low-income urban communities. She will speak March 16 on campus at Guilford along with a screening of a film about the Pay Namibia program.

Sally A. Nuamah, Ph.D., a tenure-track professor at Northwestern University and award-winning scholar, advocate, founder and filmmaker who explores issues at the intersection of race, gender, public policy and political behavior. She will speak March 16 at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in downtown Greensboro along with a screening of her film, HerStory, about girls and education in Ghana.

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Panels planned for this year’s Dialogues include:

  • Comparative Perspectives on Creating Equitable Educational Opportunities
  • Models of Partnership: Organizational Partnerships that Create Opportunities and Success for Students
  • Immigration and Education: Strategies for Supporting Refugee and Undocumented Students

Other presentations and discussions include:

  • Using Media to Share Student Stories featuring a Screening of Newest Americans
  • Accelerating Teaching and Learning Post-Pandemic 
  • A Partnership for Student Success: Cone Health and Guilford County Schools
  • The Pipeline to Higher Education for First-Generation College Students

Register today to attend the Guilford Dialogues. For more information, contact Ashley Raper, Special Assistant to the President, at 336.316.2055 or