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What is Intergroup Dialogue?

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

Facilitate

Gain skills facilitating identity-based conversations. Intergroup Dialogue is a 7-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. 

*Now offering dialogues on: Asian Pacific Islander issues, Antisemitism, & more.*

Spring 2019 facilitator applications are currently closed. 

For questions, please contact Michelle Strange at dialogue@american.edu.

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.

"There's a Dialogue for You"

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Learn more about the Center for Diversity and Inclusion's Intergroup Dialogue in this video.