The reality of COVID-19 in Year Four required that we find new ways to accomplish our work of  creating a more inclusive workplace and equitable climate. Given our inability to host in-person training, film screenings, discussions, workshops, and other activities, we developed DEI ALIVE: Active Learning In (a) Virtual Environment. This “physically distant” engagement series uses DEI-related materials distributed via email to seed virtual discussions. DEI ALIVE aims to provide a supportive space for respectful dialogue across differences, without fear of judgment or condemnation. Through a series of conversations, we addressed subjects that many of us think about but might not be  comfortable discussing. Topics for discussion based on shared materials included the effects of COVID-19 on communities of color, learning to embrace difficult discussions about racism, acknowledging systemic racism and its effects on society, and segregation by design.