Intergroup Dialogue will begin again Fall 2019. We hope you enjoy your summer!
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Learn more about the Center for Diversity and Inclusion's Intergroup Dialogue in this video.
Intergroup Dialogue topics change every semester, based on campus issues, student interest, pop culture, and local and global news.
Explore the dialogue groups that will be available for Fall 2019!For an idea of topics that have been covered, read previous semesters' offerings below.
Cultural Appropriation: Participants explored their thoughts and experiences navigating issues of cultural appropriation. Participants explored the differences between "cultural appreciation" vs. "cultural appropriation" and the implications of the dialogue at AU and beyond.
Asian Pacific Islander (API) Issues: An intragroup dialogue, this group was designed to provide a space for the API students, faculty, and staff to share their experienes within the API community on and off-campus. The group discussed how issues of race, gender, sexuality, nationality, and ethnicity impacted API experiences, behavior, and thinking.
Antisemitism: A group open to Jewish and non-Jewish communities, this dialogue asked what is antisemitism and how does it function at AU and beyond. It explored the connections between antisemitism and other forms of oppression.
Immigration and Nationality: Two sections of this dialogue were held to explore buliding coalition across citizen status, personal connections to immigration, and the intersections of nationality, race, and culture.
Fall 2019 Dialogue topics and meeting times will be announced at the beginning of Fall semester. Information for registration will be available here and on CDI's social media pages. Sign up for CDI's digital newsletter to recieve updates on Intergroup Dialogue!
Gain skills facilitating identity-based conversations. Intergroup Dialogue is a seven-week program where students meet for two hours each week to explore societal issues, engage across difference, and gain tools for navigating difference on and off campus.
Decisions for Fall 2019 facilitators are in process. Spring 2020 facilitator applications will be open in November, 2019.
For questions, please contact Michelle Strange at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com to be added to the Intergroup Dialogue faculty supporter list to receive information about any of the above.
275 students registered for Intergroup Dialogue during the 2018-19 academic year
61 percent of dialogue registrants were first year undergraduate students during Spring 2019 dialogues