Dialogue is different from debate because individuals seek to
understand and learn from one another versus arguing or trying to prove a
point. Dialogue facilitators are trained students who craft each
dialogue session specific to the interests of the participants. In order
to move from surface-level conversations into deeper dialogue
facilitators create a space for participants to talk and explore these
extremely important issues about identity and social justice. Individuals who participate should be personally interested in the topic of the group they apply for and be willing to share their own
personal experiences and perspectives.
Requirements to participate: All students are welcome to apply. Those who participate should be committed to attending the full seven weeks of the Dialogue. Spring Dialogues begin the week of February 21 and end April 13.
Latinx Issues and Experiences Thursdays 6-8 pm
are your experiences within Latinx communities? How do issues of class,
race, color, gender, sexuality,
regionalism, and ethnicity affect Latinx experiences, behavior, and
thinking? This intragroup dialogue is for people who self-identify
within the Latinx community to discuss Latinx issues and experiences.
Politics: Post Election Impact and Climate Tuesdays 6-8 pm
has the election affected your outlook on life, politics, the future for you
and society, and U.S. democracy? In this dialogue, participants will explore
issues of identity within the election and its results and examine ways to move
Gender, Race, and Mental Health Tuesdays 6-8 pm
are your experiences with mental health, wellness, and self-care? How do issues
related to gender and race affect one's mental health/wellness and the ways
mental health care is accessed or talked about? Participants will explore
issues like racial trauma and fatigue and gender-based violence, its impact on
mental health/wellness, and ways to move forward.
Religion: Bias and Inclusion Wednesdays 6-8 pm
is your connection and/or disconnection with religion/spirituality?
Participants in the dialogue will reflect on their personal beliefs and values
as well as explore issues of religious bias such as anti-Semitism and Islamophobia,
and discuss bystander/intervention strategies in this post-election climate.