Sustained Dialogue: Information session
Date: Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
Time: 10:30 am
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Mathers, Pearsons Hall
Sponsored by: Spiritual Life Program and Intercultural Affairs
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, Contact: Bill Conover 363-2389 or Cecil Youngblood 363-2404
cPlease join in a campus discussion about Sustained Dialogue and its potential place on our campus. We will be joined for this conversation by Rhonda Fitzgerald of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network.
Briefly, Sustained Dialogue is a peer-led intercultural dialogue process now in use on 12-15 college and university campuses nationwide. Small dialogue groups of 8-12 students meet weekly for at least one full semester. A dialogue‐to‐action process is used to create a safe space to address individual and campus-wide issues such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, and more. Meeting with the same group repeatedly gives the opportunity to reflect on and, over time, change the way participants interact with others. Research shows that peer-led dialogue groups such as these are a potentially transformative pedagogy, linking critical reflection with empathic relationship, and academic with residential learning.
We are excited by the possibilities Sustained Dialogue may bring to Beloit, and look forward to hearing your feedback, questions and suggestions.
This event is free and open to Beloit faculty and staff.