Every March, AAWCC organizes its annual Day of Dialogue to encourage chapters to engage in thoughtful conversation about issues impacting women attending and working at community colleges. AAWCC develops a themed topic, as well as an event planning toolkit and a discussion toolkit. Chapters develop programming to complement the topic. While called Day of Dialogue, chapter programming takes place throughout the month of March.
The theme for 2019 is needs insecurities. The National Day of Dialogue encourages chapters to engage in discussion. AAWCC also challenges chapters to take action to address need insecurities on community college campuses.
Planning Day of Dialogue Event
AAWCC has developed a document that serves as a valuable event planning guide for chapters for the Day of Dialogue. Use the document as a checklist as what to consider when bringing members together for thoughtful conversation, a program, or a day of service.
Developing Thoughtful Discussion
The best tool for crafting thoughtful discussion within the chapter and across campuses is the discussion toolkit, which is available for download as a PDF. Consider these topical questions for dialogue:
For the 2019 Day of Dialogue, AAWCC is introducing a national reading program. Join AAWCC members and chapters across the country in reading "Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream" by Sara Goldrick-Rab.
Kick of a reading group discussion with the general discussion toolkit, and then watch the AAWCC social media for monthly questions and conversation.
Report to AAWCC about your chapter's events and the Day of Dialogue. By submitting this online report, chapters across the country can benefit from your chapter's experiences. Additionally, your information will assist with future planning efforts of the Day of Dialogue.