Intergroup Dialogue - Exploring Race and Racism in the United States Spring 2018

On February 3-4, 2018, 9:00am-5:00pm, we will host the third Intergroup Dialogue Weekend: Understanding Race and Racism in the United States. This weekend course can be taking as credit or non-credit.

What is Intergroup Dialogue?

Intergroup dialogue is "a facilitated, face-to-face encounter that strives to create new levels of understanding, relating and action between two or more social identity groups who have a history of conflict or potential conflict" (Zúñiga & Nagda, 2003).

Intergroup Dialogue at Mount Holyoke College

The Mount Holyoke College Intergoup Dialogue Weekend Course: Exploring Race and Racism in the United States is designed to encourage students to develop skills for exploring differences and commonalities in diverse social settings. Specifically, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop an understanding of intergroup dialogue as a practice for addressing social justice issues, and practice key dialogic skills
  • Increase awareness of themselves as individuals and as members of social groups through exploring commonalities and differences
  • Address the impact of individual, group, and institutional racism on race/ethnic relations in a US context and at Mt Holyoke College
  • Identify actions that foster positive and socially just relations across different social identities among students who attend Mount Holyoke College

In this intergroup dialogue, students will actively participate in two days (16 hours) of semi-structured, face-to-face meetings with students from other social identity groups. Students will learn from each other’s' perspectives, read and discuss relevant reading material, and explore their own and other groups’ experiences in various social and institutional contexts. Students will also explore ways of taking action to create change and bridge differences at the interpersonal and social/community levels. This weekend dialogue experience may be taken for academic credit (1) or non-credit.

Instructors are: Marcella Runell Hall, Molly Keehn, and Latrina L. Denson

This course is a prerequisite to an 8 week STUDENT FACILITATOR TRAINING COURSE Spring 2018, designed for students interested in learning how to facilitate intergroup dialogues. 

We are pleased to offer our third Intergroup Dialogue Weekend course on February 3-4, 2018, 9-00pm-5:00pm

Registration Extended to Thursday, January 25, 2018, 5:00pm

To learn more about the course, visit the course googe site or contact Latrina L Denson contact Latrina L. Denson.