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Dialogue with the Land, Dialogue with Each Other – Workshop on March 24

Dialogue with the Land, Dialogue with Each Other WorkshopTan’si (greetings) –

You are invited to participate in an interactive Dialogue with the Land, Dialogue with Each Other workshop facilitated by Ionah Scully (Cree-Métis, Michel First Nation), PhD Student – Cultural Foundations of Education, Syracuse University and participants of the 2020 Dialogue with the Land, Dialogue with Each other series.

This workshop is designed as a healing, restorative space for us to begin to engage in activities that help us reflect more deeply on our relationships with the land (including waters, sky, etc.) and in turn how those relationships impact or reflect our relationships with one another as human beings. Unlike some other traditional Zoom workshops, we will also engage in virtual land-based activities as well as dance/movement activities with accessibility options provided. We hope to see you there to celebrate the Goose Moon and the Spring Equinox!

When: Wednesday, March 24 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm EST.

Where: Zoom link sent to follow registration.
Captioning will be provided through Zoom.

The first ten (10) people to register and attend the workshop will be gifted a Contigo water bottle and a decal with the Dialogue with the Land logo on it for pick up at the Intergroup Dialogue/Native Student Program House at 113 Euclid Avenue in Syracuse. You can arrange for pickup on the registration form linked below. Buttons with the logo are also available for pickup at the same location for all registrants.

To register, please click on this link: (register here

We thank the Intergroup Dialogue Program, the Native Student Program, and the Resilient Indigenous Action Collective for their sponsorship of this event.

We look forward to dialoguing with you and the land together and you may email with any questions.

Join us this Friday March 19 – The Activist Academic – Book Q&A

Book CoverJoin the Cultural Foundations of Education Spring 2021 Colloquium and the Intergroup Dialogue Program for book Q&A:

Friday March 19 4-6:30 pm online

The Activist Academic: Engaged Scholarship for Resistance, Hope, and Social Change

Colette Cann, Ph.D. is Associate Dean and Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of San Francisco with research interests including critical race theory, race and K-12 and higher education, whiteness and education, intergroup dialogue, and collaborations with teachers, students, and community organizations.

Eric DeMeulenaere, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the Department of Education at Clark University with research interests including urban education, teacher inquiry, organizational cultures, critical and liberatory pedagogies, and participatory action research.

Register here to receive the Zoom link

The registration form includes the opportunity for participants to sign up for a socially distanced pick-up of a baked good (from Sweet Praxis) on campus the day of the event.

The form also includes space to indicate access needs or accommodations. Auto-caption option will be available.

Email with any questions:

Upcoming Book Talk 10/30 with Cerri Banks & Alex Vasquez on College Student Activism

No Justice, No Peace
College Student Activism, Race Relations & Media Cultures

Join the Intergroup Dialogue Program for a presentation and discussion with co-editors

  • Cerri Banks, Ph.D. ’06
    Dean of Students & Vice President for Student Affairs, Skidmore College
  • Alex Vasquez, Ph.D.
    Vice President of Consulting Services & Senior Consultant, Keeling & Associates

on their current book project

No Justice, No Peace:
College Student Activism, Race Relations & Media Cultures

Given limited space available, and
to request accessibility or accommodations
and receive Zoom link, please register.

Transformative Dialogue Among SUCOL Student Leaders begins October 2

Announcement of the Transformative Dialogue among Syracuse University College of Law Student Leaders includes themes to be covered; facilitator names Suzette Melendez and Easton Davis, and specific dates and times, online, for meetings. Information also covered in text below the image.
Transformative Dialogue among Syracuse University College of Law Student Leaders begins this Friday, October 2. This 5-week co-curricular dialogue developed in partnership with the Intergroup Dialogue Program brings together a committed group of second and third year students, every Friday in October, to share and explore: lived experiences of socialization, intersectionality, power and privilege, systemic racism, critical issues in our current educational and national landscape and climate, and collective action.

The intergroup dialogue (IGD) is co-facilitated by Professor Suzette Melendez, faculty director of inclusion initiatives at the College of Law, and Intergroup Dialogue Program facilitator and teaching assistant Easton Davis, a doctoral student in the department of Cultural Foundations of Education at the School of Education.

We are excited to partner together on this important initiative, with these dynamic students, at this urgent time for recognizing and naming systemic inequities while building strong and constructive community for change.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to us: Easton Davis and Gretchen Lopez.

Dialogue with the Land, Dialogue with Each Other – starts September 1st!

Flyer with black lettering depicting the dialogue details as noted above and black banners in the middle and bottom of the flyer with white lettering. Also pictured is the IGD logo, a blue swirl, and the Native Student Program logo, picturing the Tree of Peace with an eagle on top and the SU “S” in an orange block text in the middle. The tree is centered in the medicine wheel colors (white, yellow, red,black) circling the image.

Starting September 1, a new co-curricular – Dialogue with the Land, Dialogue with Each Other – will be offered to students and the broader community. This dialogue is open to BIPOC folks and explores the impact of colonialism, race, gender, and the great outdoors together! 

The goal of dialogue is to think of how our relationships with land can help us think through our relationships with each other while also providing healing and reprieve from being in community under colonialism. We will ask questions about how land and constructions of land help us think about how we think of how other bodies are constructed, especially Indigenous and Black bodies with dis/abilities; who are also queer, non-binary, and trans; who are also cash poor/working-class and/or incarcerated; who are undocumented; and those who identify as women among others. Participants will be given activities to engage with on the land in between dialogue sessions. 

Please reach out to Ionah Scully (Cree-Métis, Michel First Nation), PhD Student via email to register:

Kinanâskomitin (thank you)!

When: Tuesdays (biweekly/every other week) 1-3 pm Sept. 1 – Nov. 17
Where: Zoom + additional activity to take place outdoors, but will occur solo in between dialogue sessions (accommodations for outdoor activities offered.)

Fall 2020 Intergroup Dialogue Course – Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity – Submit Online Form to Register Today!

Flyer for IGD Fall 2020 Academic Course

Fall 2020 Course Announcement: Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity
Mondays from 3:45 to 6:30 pm at 113 Euclid, First Floor

To register for SOC 230 WGS 230 CFE 230 CRS 230 (3 credits), first complete our online placement form. Once you’ve submitted this, you should hear back from the IGD Program within 48 hours.

This academic course meets the College of Arts & Sciences critical reflections requirement For more information, visit:

Questions? Email

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