• Application Deadline: 09/13/2019
  • Company: MSU Dialogues
  • Location: East Lansing, Michigan

MSU Dialogues is an intergroup dialogue program for students, faculty and staff at Michigan State. It is a face-to-face learning experience that brings together people from different identity groups over a sustained period of time to:

  • Understand our commonalities and differences
  • Examine the nature and impact of societal inequalities
  • Explore ways of working together toward greater equity and justice
  • Prepare individuals to live, work, and lead in a complex, diverse stratified society

In MSU Dialogues, you will:

  • Meet over the course of a semester for a series of sessions
  • Dialogue with a group of 10-16 peer participants and 2-3 peer facilitators
  • Engage in meaningful activities that help deepen your understanding of yourself and your community
  • Develop skills for leading in a diverse environment and creating social change


Why participate in MSU Dialogues?

Past participants say...

“Intercultural dialogue made me aware of huge gaps in my knowledge that I had as a result of growing up in a very segregated community. It not only taught me so much about myself and where I fit into society but also what I can do to help change society for the better.” —Michael Kosuth

“We rarely take time for reflection of our own identity, biases, and/or ways to improve. If anything, this gives you the brave space to do this, confront them, and begin to grow. As a business student, understanding privilege, bias, and how you can interrupt them will be a critical way to make changes within the business world. This could span from breaking down bias and/or improving recruitment and development opportunities to include diversity initiatives.” —MSU Dialogues participant

“In my experience as an African American woman, race is so often talked about that it gets tiring. However, being in a race dialogue is a special place. You get to know more about your own identity, and also learn about the identities of your peers.” —MSU Dialogues facilitator

“MSU Dialogues changed my life.” —MSU Dialogues participant


Interested in participating in MSU Dialogues?

If you are interested in participating in MSU Dialogues, apply now by following this link! Applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis and close on September 10.

*Information about faculty staff dialogues will come soon.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to MSU Dialogues Educational Program Coordinator, Jackie Heymann, at heymannj@msu.edu or Interim Director of Educational Programs, 

Patti Stewart, at ps@msu.edu

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