Intergroup Dialogue Program sponsors 7th Annual Conference on Equity & Social Justice

esj-logo-300x124The Intergroup Dialogue Program is proud to sponsor the 7th Annual Conference on Equity and Social Justice. The conference theme is Social Justice Education Out of Bounds: New Frameworks and Alliances and includes breakout sessions from IGD facilitators, from SOE faculty and graduate students as well as groups from The College of Saint Rose, SUNY Cortland, University of Rochester, the Syracuse community, and more.

Peter McLaren, renowned scholar and activist, and Brian Jones, teacher, actor, and activists, will be providing keynote addresses.

The registration fee for students is $25 and includes breakfast, lunch, and an evening reception. More information and the full schedule can be found at http://esj.syr.edu.

And, of course, don’t forget to check out facilitators Chase Catalano, Mary Cannito-Coville, Meredith Madden and Wendy Nastasi during their research panel presentation, Crossing Boundaries: Dialogic Inquiry Between Classroom-Community Locations, at 9:45 am.

Congratulations Student Leadership Institute

We congratulate our partner the Division of Student Affairs’ Student Leadership Institute for being selected as the Silver Award Winner in the NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Excellence Award’s program in the category sli_logoof Outstanding Leadership Development program.This national recognition by the largest professional organization for Higher Education educators and administrators is the culmination of over three-years of continuous work by the Institute’s faculty and partners designing, implementing, and continuously improving the Institute’s core curriculum, assessment methodology, and strategic partnerships. IGD is proud to contribute to SLI by facilitating the Intergroup Dialogue learning track for this year’s cohort (2013-2014) and through presenting at the SLI Conference (2012). Congratulations SLI students, SLI chair Kerry Foxx and The Division of Student Affairs! We look forward to future collaborations! For more information on the NASPA award click here. For more information on SLI click here.

Dialogue Partners with SU Literacy Corps

During the Summer 2013, the Intergroup Dialogue Program partnered with the Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service to bring a six-week Dialogue offering for their summer interns. The students who partook in the summer offering were part of the SU Literacy Corp headed by Colleen McAllister and Nathalie Quezada Warren, working as tutors in urban schools and community-based settings.  As part of their training and professional development, the Literacy Corp students took part in a scaled down version of IGD’s semester long curriculum, facilitated by Mary Cannito-Caville and Jermaine Soto, and engaged the dialogic process by learning the basic tenets of dialogue and critically understanding their own social identities while interrogating the state of urban schools and impacts of educational policies on urban communities. The experience was a successful one and IGD looks forward to once again providing this experience to SU Literacy Corp this upcoming summer and hope to build a sustainable relationship with the Mary Ann Shaw Center to ensure offerings for many summers to come.

Dialogue Courses Featured as Part of “Listening” Symposium

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“Listening” image provided by the Syracuse University Humanities Center

The Intergroup Dialogue Program is proud to share that our three undergraduate sections are included as featured seminars in this year’s Humanities Center Symposium focused on Listening. The Listening theme, proposed by the School of Education, asks us to consider listening as an intentional act, a mode of cognition. Intergroup Dialogue courses, with our focus on empathic and critical dialogic listening, embody listening as a practice for learning. Click here to learn more about the Humanities Center Symposium, including special events and workshops. And, of course, to learn more about our courses, please visit our courses page.

Dialogue Courses Featured as Part of “Listening” Symposium

"Listening" image provided by the Syracuse University Humanities Center

“Listening” image provided by the Syracuse University Humanities Center

The Intergroup Dialogue Program is proud to share that our three undergraduate sections are included as featured seminars in this year’s Humanities Center Symposium focused on Listening. The Listening theme, proposed by the School of Education, asks us to consider listening as an intentional act, a mode of cognition. Intergroup Dialogue courses, with our focus on empathic and critical dialogic listening, embody listening as a practice for learning. Click here to learn more about the Humanities Center Symposium, including special events and workshops. And, of course, to learn more about our courses, please visit our courses page.

Spaces are still available for fall 2013 courses!

Are you looking for a fall course? Perhaps you’ve participated in one of our courses and would like to encourage a friend to as well. Great news! Spaces are still igd_fall 2013available in our fall courses. Follow this link to complete our application for permission to enroll today. Learn more about our fall course offerings by checking out our course page here. If you have questions please contact Sigrid Davison at smdaviso@syr.edu.  Looking forward to seeing you in dialogue…

Student Project Highlights

In the intergroup dialogue courses, students work in collaboration to plan and implement projects that develop from their learning in the course. These projects engage their peers, university community, and/or greater Syracuse community. Some of these students continue with these projects beyond the classroom or bring their learning to collective action.

Spring 2011 section of SOC/WGS 230 – Intergroup Dialogue on Sexual Orientation – co-facilitated by Carolyn Salter & Lauren Hannahs:

“Think before you speak”
by Jaime Bellemare, Olivia Cheng, Jonathan Gregalis, Jessica Laurello, & Paris Peckerman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gurEty4PLZU&feature=youtu.be

 

Academic Courses

IGDspring13The Intergroup Dialogue Program offers a variety of academic courses including SOC/WGS 230 (CFE 200) course, Intergroup Dialogue, There are several sections of this course offered each semester focused on different social issues including race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, women’s issues, and faith based identities.  Additional sections of the SOC/WGS 230 & CFE 200 course will be developed for future semesters.

In addition to this course, the Intergroup Dialogue Program now offers an upper-division course through the School of Education that is open to enrollment to students in any Syracuse University college. This upper-division course is responsive to strong student interest in more opportunities to engage and extend dialogue. The course, Dialogue in Action – CFE 300, was offered for the first time in Spring 2012 and focused on the intersectional nature of social class, particularly as it relates to education and educational opportunity. In addition to “Dialogue in Action: Class Matters,” the program offered “Dialogue in Action: Many Faiths, One Humanity” in Spring 2013 in partnership with Hendricks Chapel and SU Study Abroad.  Additional sections and areas of focus for this course are also anticipated.

481957_637496549609961_1702564934_nFor Fall 2013, another exciting new course on community organizing (SWK/CFE 400) is linked to the intergroup dialogue undergraduate course offerings. In partnership with Hendricks Chapel and Social Work, this Cultural Foundations of Education upper level section covers “Community Organizing: People, Power, Change.”

In addition, the faculty director of the Intergroup Dialogue Program, Gretchen Lopez, PhD, teaches a graduate-level course, Inequality and Intergroup Relations, CFE 640, that addresses the critical pedagogy of intergroup dialogue courses, theory and praxis. This course is typically offered each Spring and it serves as one step in the preparation of graduate student (Masters and Doctoral) co-facilitators for the program’s courses, and co-curricular and community offerings.

APPLY TODAY! We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2013 SOC/WGS 230 & CFE 200 courses. Check the home page for the direct link to our online application.

 

 

 

 

 

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