Calling In versus Calling Out: Having Impactful Conversations

2022thu06oct8:00 amthu9:30 amCalling In versus Calling Out: Having Impactful Conversations8:00 am - 9:30 am

Event Details

Virtual coffee talk

Individuals committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and belonging often find themselves deciding between “calling someone in” versus “calling someone out.” This session will facilitate a dialogue about the most impactful and supportive use of these strategies within a variety of contexts. Attendees will leave the session with sample phrases and strategies that will help them navigate “calling” conversations.

Learning Objectives

  1. Be able to distinguish between what is meant by “calling in” versus “calling out” in the DEIAB context.
  2. Recognize the dynamics that impact decisions around “calling in” versus “calling out.”
  3. Identify times and topics that might influence our personal decision to “call in” versus “call out.”
  4. Practice using various phrases and strategies to help navigate conversations.

This program is ideal for: individuals committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and belonging.


About Our Facilitator

Melinda Messineo, PhD is a professor of Sociology and the Distinguished Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence and Community Engagement at Ball State University. She is a nationally recognized award winning teacher and workshop facilitator. Her research explores representations of individuals in the media and the impact that all media forms have on our understanding of people different from ourselves.


October 6, 2022 8:00 am - 9:30 am