The Austin Community College District (ACC) Service-Learning Program, in collaboration with Interfaith Action of Central Texas, invites you to attend The Red Bench Dialogue Event on Tuesday, March 26. ACC employees, students, employers, and the community are invited to attend this free in-person event at the ACC Eastview Campus.

The spring 2024 topic is “Working through Conflict.” In this conversation event, we will work with Interfaith Action of Central Texas to discuss our experiences with conflict and practice listening in ways that encourage mutual understanding. 

Dinner will be provided. Registration is required.

The Red Bench: Conversations that Matter

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: ACC Eastview Campus, Building 8000, Rm 8500

ACC’s Center for Peace and Conflict Studies program notes, “Conflict is a natural part of every relationship that can be either a destructive force or a stimulus for creating constructive change. We can learn how to respond in ways that maximize conflict’s potential for positive change.” 

Dr. Shirin Catterson Khosropour, ACC’s founder and director of the Center for Peace & Conflict Studies and a professor of Psychology, will frame this issue for participants, who will then be invited to share their own experiences through empathetic and structured table conversations hosted by trained ACC Social Psychology and Peace and Conflict Studies students. 

About The Red Bench
Interfaith Action of Central Texas describes the Red Bench as “an ongoing dialogue program designed to address one of the most pressing needs of our time: improving interfaith understanding and civil discourse in our society.” Trained ACC Social Psychology and Peace and Conflict Studies students host respectful table conversations. 

For any questions, contact Linda Cox, Service-Learning Program Coordinator, at [email protected]