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Politically incorrect conversations that change the way you think.

The Power of Empathy

Imagine a class where people say the things you aren't supposed to say; where students participate in a quiet revolution toward cross-cultural understanding; where the philosophy is simple: conversation can change the world.

In this class, empathy guides discussion and students tackle difficult topics like race, religion, gender and ethnicity. They combat bigotry, racism and hate with understanding. Now imagine this class is open to the world.

The Impact of Public Media

Penn State Public Broadcasting is opening enrollment to the largest race relations course in the United States—and the most popular class at Penn State—with you can't say that, a six-episode television series and public engagement initiative.

Web and television broadcasts transport viewers into the classroom of Dr. Sam Richards and Dr. Laurie Mulvey, who are reinventing diversity education. Cutting edge online discussion platforms extend the experience by allowing people anywhere in the world to join the conversation.

The Potential of Partnerships

Sponsors and outreach partners will help us deliver you can't say that to national and international audiences engaging people in conversations that change the world.

Components

  • Televised Episodes
    Episodes will transport viewers into a classroom where instructors and students challenge beliefs, question identities and change minds.
  • Online Tools
    Interactive online tools and social media will engage the audience in the conversation — and in the revolution.

Contact

Lindsey Whissel

Producer
814.863.1769
lrw14@psu.edu

Sam Richards teaching class during filming for You Can't Say That

Sam Richards teaching class during filming for You Can't Say That

Sam Richards teaching class during filming for You Can't Say That