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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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