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Real Talk: Engaging Diversity Through Intergroup Dialogue

Friday, May 17, 2013 8:30am to 3pm

Wachman Hall, Ground Level

Real Talk will consist of 5 hour dialogues on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, class, and ability. During the online registration process, registrants will be asked to select several dialogue topics that they would like to dialogue on based on their individual preferences. There must be a minimum of 12 people to have a dialogue on a topic with an even number of people from the target and agent groups.

Registration Deadline is Friday, April 26, 2013.


    • Registration/Continential Breakfast: 8:45-9
    • Welcome: 9-9:30
    • Dialogue: 9:30-12
    • Lunch: 12-1
    • Dialogue: 12-3


Registration Cost: $20. For Temple University employees and graduate and professional school students the registration fee is $10. We do have an EARLY BIRD rate of $15 ($5 for Temple registrants) for those who register by April 5. Please register online. Checks and money orders will be accepted for payment.

Step One: Please first register for the symosium by clicking here.

Step Two: To pay by check or money order, click here for an Invoice for Payment to send in your payment by mail.




Tchet Dorman, Director, Center for Social Justice and Multicultural Education, Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership. E-mail: Phone: 215-204-5509.


Comments from participants in the May 21, 2010 Engaging Diversity, Keeping It Real Symposium:

  • My participation has allowed me to critic and challenge my own beliefs, values, and prejudices in a more realistic and critical matter. The dialogues also helped me to better understand others who differ from me.
  • This is the first time in many years that I have participated in a discussion about race or diversity. Past times were not well facilitated and I ended up feeling hurt. It was healing to know that it is possible to talk about race in a positive way, although it is a hard conversation and messy. I also learned more about how racism affects people.
  • I thought the symposium allowed a variety of people to interactively explore individual thoughts and beliefs about others and also self defining notions. The interactive component helped solidify or deconstruct a personal belief that one may have held for others or self.

To read all the evalution comments, please click here.