View examples of multimedia Intergroup Collaboration Projects (ICPs) from the Spring 2011 section of SOC/WGS 230 – Intergroup Dialogue on Sexual Orientation – facilitated by Carolyn Salter & Lauren Hannahs “Think before you speak” by Jaime Bellemare, Olivia Cheng, Jonathan Gregalis, Jessica Laurello, & Paris Peckerman “Respect love” by Micaela Scully, Elena (Elle) Chwat, Federico Agreda, [...]
Congratulations to Lauren Hannahs, a member of the 2010-11 IGD teaching team, on completing her Master’s degree in Higher Education and beginning a position at the University of Florida as Assistant Director of Multicultural & Diversity Affairs and Director of LGBT Affairs.
Congratulations to Sacchi Patel, a member of the 2009-10 and 2010-11 IGD teaching teams, on completing his Master’s degree in Cultural Foundations of Education. Sacchi’s Master’s exam focused on “Masculinities and Social Change” and included a proposal for a half-day primary prevention workshop for college students.
A. Wendy Nastasi and Jermaine Soto, two co-faciliators for the Fall 2011 semester, attended the Critical Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) Summer Institute. Held at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, from July 5th-8th, the Institute brought researchers, teachers, artists, and advocates together to learn about the ethics and praxis of critical [...]
At the 2011 Rainbow Banquet Awards, the LGBT Resource Center honored the Intergroup Dialogue Program with a Foundation Award for University Department/Organization. “The Foundation Awards were established in 2003 to recognize individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, whose personal or professional lives have positively affected the LGBT community in a significant way” [...]
Tremayne Robertson, a former intergroup dialogue co-facilitator, was awarded the 2011 Joan Lukas Rothenberg Graduate Student Service Award for his extensive work in the field of social justice, particularly as it applies to gender equality. Robertson was nominated by Vivian May, associate professor in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department. Read more about Robertson’s work [...]
On Saturday, January 29, 2011, four representatives of the Intergroup Dialogue Program (IGD) worked with the Matilda Josyln Gage Foundation to foster three dialogue circles. Diane Swords and Crista Gray, IGD staff members, along with Kristian Rodriguez and Darius Smith, former IGD students, co-facilitated starter dialogues with Gage volunteers on the topics of marriage equality, [...]
Sacchi Patel, a co-facilitator for the Intergroup Dialogue Program, was one of four local community members to be awarded the MLK Unsung Hero Award at the 25th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on January 24, 2011. Patel is in his second year of co-facilitating intergroup dialogue and took the course as an undergraduate in [...]
During the Spring 2010 semester, Alexander R. Vessels and Kenny Hernandez, two former IGD students, received the Irma Almirall-Padamsee La Fuerza Community Enhancement Award. This award is given to “exemplary individuals for their outstanding contributions and commitment to diversity.” Congratulations on the honor of this award, Alexander and Kenny!
Dr. Gretchen Lopez and Crista Gray applied for and received the Chancellor’s Feinstone Grants for Multicultural Initiatives in December 2009. During the Spring 2010 semester this allowed IGD to follow-up with former students and implement some of their suggestions for continuing dialogue on campus and to explore the possibilities of expanding the impact of dialogue [...]