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TRANSFORMATIONAL INTERGROUP Race DIALOGUE
The Transformational Intergroup Race Dialogue facilitates intergroup learning by bringing together a racially diverse group of individuals to share their thoughts, feelings and emotions about race in the United States. While the dialogue will allow participants to better understanding race and racial identity on structural and institutional levels, the major focus will be on helping participants to explore their own racial identity on an individual level.
The goal of the dialogue is to help individuals improve their capacity to engage race issues in the area of intergroup communication, intergroup understanding, and intergroup relations. The dialogue will help individuals better understanding their own obstacles for teaching, leading and communicating with racially diverse groups.
The Race Dialogue will be comprised of only 10-12 individuals to facilitate a deep and substantive dialogue. While the dialogue will be focused on engaging participants in sharing their thoughts and experiences, skilled facilitators will manage the process by encouraging meaningful exchanges and thoughtful, constructive conflict.
Erin Howley has worked with The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program at Temple University since 2008. Inside-Out brings college students and incarcerated students together as peers for higher education courses held inside prisons and jails across North America. With a focus on facilitation of intergroup dialogue and popular education, she has worked together with colleagues at Graterford Prison to host and facilitate dozens of public education workshop on issues of social justice. Erin's focus and passion is bringing people together for dialogue in intergroup settings, deepening engagement and accessing new avenues for learning and growth. She graduated in 2008 from Temple University with a degree in Adult Education and Organizational Development.
Mary Stricker is an Associate Professor of Sociology (Teaching) and undergraduate advisor in the Sociology department at Temple University where she also received her Ph.D. in 2001. Her Ph.D. dissertation, A New Racial Ideology For The New Christian Right, analyzed racial reconciliation efforts in conservative Christian communities.The courses she teaches include History and Significance of Race in America, Racial and Ethnic Stratification, and The Social Construction of Race and Ethnicity. She received the ATTIC Distinguished Teaching Award in 2007. Mary has been co-facilitating and participating in Intergroup Dialogues since 2010. She believes these dialogues are a critical component in the struggle for racial justice.
Tchet Dereic Dorman presently serves as the Director of the Center for Social Justice and Multicultural Education in the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership at Temple University. He is the founder of Temple's Transformational Intergroup Dialogue program and manages the Graduate Certificate in Diversity Leadership. Additionally, he has also taught the following relevant courses Emotions, Diversity, and Democratic Leadership; African American History; African Literature; Introduction to African American Studies; Gender Studies; Class, Gender and Race in the Global Village; Social Conflict; Introduction to Sociology; Cultural Anthropology and Multiculturalism and the American Identity. The National Association for Multicultural Education named him the Educator of the Year in 2007. Tchet received a Master’s degree in African American Studies from Temple University where he is an advanced doctoral student.
DATES, TIMES, AND LOCATION:
The Race Dialogue will take place for 5 consecutive weeks beginning Friday, March 8, 2013 from 3:30-5:30pm and run until Friday, April 5, 2013. All participants are required to participate in each weekly dialogue. The other dates are March 15, 22, and 29 and take place between 3:30 and 5:30. The location for the dialogues is the main campus of Temple University, 1801 N. Broad Street, Conwell Hall, Suite 303.
COST AND REGISTRATION:
The Race Dialogue is free and open to professionals interested in advancing their awareness, knowledge and skills in the area of intergroup relations.
Anyone interested in participating in the Race Dialogue must register to participate online. During the online registration process, registrants will be asked about their social identity. It is our intention to have the dialogue comprised of an even number of people from both target and agent groups. We hope to recruit between between 10 and 12 people.
To register for the dialogue, please click here.
March 1 is the deadline to register for this dialogue.