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Participate in Intergroup Dialogue Fall 2018!

Participate in Intergroup Dialogue Fall 2018
Intergroup Dialogue for Fall 2018 will run October 1-November 15

Intergroup Dialogue starts again in the fall! Dates and application steps will be announced soon so stay tuned!

Topics for Fall 2018 semester include:

Campus Issues & Emotional Safety on Campus

Wakanda Forever – A dialogue for the Black American & Black African communities

Latinx Community Issues – A dialogue for the Latinx community

Immigration

Masculinity

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.

Applications for Fall 2018 are open until April 8, 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