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Spring Registration Open!

Register HERE for Spring 2018 Intergroup Dialogue by February 11, 2018.

All Intergroup Dialogues for Spring Semester meet from February 19- April 12, 2018.

Spring Intergroup Dialogue Topics:
Black Issues and Experiences On/Off Campus:
Mondays 6-8 pm
How to Talk About Race: 
Tuesdays 6-8 pm
Blame it on the Alcohol: Gender/Sexuality, Consent & Party Culture:
Tuesdays 6-8 pm
Immigration & Nationality:
Wednesdays 6-8 pm or 
Thursdays 6-8 pm
Student of Color Solidarity Building:
Wednesdays 6-8 pm

Intergroup Dialogue

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Intergroup Dialogue is a seven-week program that provides a unique learning opportunity for AU students to engage on a range of identity topics including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, and faith. Housed in the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, dialogues are intergroup, gathering people from multiple backgrounds and identities for sustained, ongoing dialogue for two-hours each week.

Goals of Intergroup Dialogue

Engage across difference of perspective and identity

Foster intergroup community through a diversity of identities

Explore personal experience and societal issues

Provide tools for navigating difference on and off campus

Facilitate

Gain skills facilitating identity-based conversations. This is a paid position and we provide training.

All facilitator positions for Spring 2018 Intergroup Dialogues have been filled. Check this page for future application opportunities in Fall 2018.

Faculty Involvement

Faculty can support Intergroup Dialogue by:

  • Promoting participant and facilitator applications to your students.
  • Offering course credit for your students' participation in Intergroup Dialogue.
  • Serving as an Intergroup Dialogue faculty advisor. Advisors meet with facilitators weekly (electronically and/or in-person) during the seven-week program to help them process and plan their sessions.

Email dialogue@american.edu to be added to the Intergroup Dialogue faculty supporter list to receive information about any of the above.

Past Dialogue Topics

Past Intergroup Dialgoue topics include:

  • Latinx Issues and Experiences
  • Politics: Post Election Impact and Climate
  • Gender, Race, and Mental Health
  • Religion: Bias and Inclusion