Intergroup Dialogue (IGD) at Dartmouth is a seven-week curriculum comprised of an interdisciplinary blend of readings, experiential learning activities, reflective writing, and opportunities to practice and engage in respectful dialogue. Each dialogue focuses on a specific social identity category (e.g., race, sexuality, socioeconomic status) as a way to deepen learning and enhance students' knowledge, understanding, and awareness about diversity and social justice. IGD is a structured, sequenced, and sustained educational program that blends cognitive, affective, and experiential pedagogical approaches to learning. Focusing not only on content, but also process, IGD is a safe space where personal narratives, story sharing, and tense moments of conflict can be utilized for learning. IGD is offered each fall and winter term. Please email email@example.com for more information.
The dialogue on sexuality sought to engage students from a diverse set of backgrounds to critically examine and challenge their own and their peer's understanding of sexual identity. Participants engaged in dialogue on the language of sexual identity, the complexities and fluidities of desires and practices, coming out, homophobia and heterosexism, and associated cycles of oppression and privilege.
The dialogue on race sought to engage students from a diverse set of backgrounds to critically examine and challenge their own and their peers' understand of racial identity, power, and privilege. Participants engaged in dialogue on the language of race, the intersections of different social identities, the socialization of race, racism and microaggressions, and associated cycles of oppression and privilege. Through story sharing and perspective taking, participants gained skills that will enable them to navigate difficult experiences around race.
This dialogue sought to engage and challenge students from diverse backgrounds to unpack their own and their peers' understanding and experience of socioeconomic class. Participants engaged in dialogue on the language of socioeconomic class, how individual identities intersect with and around notions of class, the portrayal of class in popular culture, our lived experiences with class at Dartmouth and beyond, and how socioeconomic class intersects with cycles of oppression and privilege.
Last Updated: 3/7/14