You’ve heard about it from friends. You’ve seen it on posters. You may even have caught it on Facebook. But what is Sustained Dialogue? It’s campus community building and Liberal Arts in Practice like you’ve never seen them before.
A semester-long small group of students, run by students. Two SD groups, each with 12-14 Beloiters from all walks of life, will come together once a week until exams.
Open, skillful engagement with people you might not otherwise even meet. An SD group is safe space for participants to begin to know and understand each other, and then to explore and analyze what’s underneath our most pressing campus social conflicts.
...is not just talk.
It's a campus movement. SD groups are led by trained student moderators through a five-stage process designed to build relationships across the social dividing lines. Groups choose a particular issue dividing our community, work towards collective action to engage others, and turn their dialogue into a warmer, brighter, and more inclusive Beloit!
It's “intercultural literacy in practice.”
Think of SD as a laboratory to test and explore social identity. Connect and transfer the critical thinking you do in the classroom to your life and relationships.