Series

Brave Space

Through a series of frank conversations with members of the University community, Brave Space seeks to amplify UConn’s diverse voices, holding space for the myriad issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. These interviews provide a platform for honesty and presence, inviting diverse perspectives on how UConn and our society can do the work of becoming a truly welcoming environment not just on paper, but in practice.

Sage Phillips

Brave Space: Sage Phillips ’22

Since she first set foot on campus, Sage Phillips has made it her mission to advocate for Native American and indigenous people at UConn

Dr. Sarita Arteaga

Brave Space: Sarita Arteaga

UConn School of Dental Medicine Associate Dean for Students Sarita Arteaga discusses how the School is working to increase diversity in the dental profession

Two people on a couch with someone in the foreground reading

Brave Space: Dorian R. Debussy and Christine Sylvester

Alum talks making the University and the country a more supportive place for the LGBTQ-plus community

a woman in front of a table

Brave Space: Shardé Davis and Mason Holland

In the summer of 2020, UConn students made a pointed observation: the University had no single course devoted to the epidemic of anti-Black racism in the U.S.

Avinoam Patt, Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies and director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, leads a class on Modern Jewish Thought on October 17, 2019.

Brave Space: Avinoam Patt

Avinoam Patt, Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies and Director, Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, discusses the urgent relevance of lessons from the Holocaust for the contemporary world.

Manisha Sinha, Draper Chair of American History, lectures at the Gentry Building. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Brave Space: Manisha Sinha

As part of the Brave Space series, historian Manisha Sinha reflects on her background and life experiences and the 2020 presidential election.

Brave Space: Kelly Ha

Master's of Social Work student Kelly Ha talks about her experiences as an Asian-American student in this first installment of the Brave Space podcast series.

An aerial photo of the gold cupola of the Wilbur Cross building as the sun rises in the horizon

‘Brave Space’ Series Will Further UConn Dialogue on Justice, Equity, and Diversity

'Brave Spaces,' a new audio interview series launching this month, seeks to further the conversation at UConn on issues of justice, diversity, and equity.