Dialogue is different from debate because individuals seek to
understand and learn from one another versus arguing or trying to prove a
point. Dialogue facilitators are trained students who craft each
dialogue session specific to the interests of the participants. In order
to move from surface-level conversations into deeper dialogue
facilitators create a space for participants to talk and explore these
extremely important issues about identity and social justice. Individuals who participate should be personally interested in the topic of the group they apply for and be willing to share their own
personal experiences and perspectives.
Requirements to participate: All students are welcome to apply. Those who participate should be committed to attending the full seven weeks of the Dialogue. Fall dialogues are October 2-November 16.
Islamophobia (Mondays 6-8 p.m.)
How do issues of class, race, color,
gender, sexuality, regionalism, and ethnicity impact islamophobia? What are
your experiences with islamophobia? Share your experience, regardless of your
religious affiliation or non-religious affiliation.
Black Issues & Experiences On/Off Campus (Tuesdays 6-8 p.m.)
What are your
experiences as a Black person at AU? How do we build community at AU? This is
an intragroup dialogue for those who self-identify within Black/African
Immigration & Nationality (Wednesdays 6-8 p.m.)
How do we build
coalitions across citizen statuses? Share your experience as an ally, an
immigrant, or an international student to explore issues of culture, immigration,
Stay Woke: A Race Dialogue on the themes of
“Get Out” (Thursdays 3-5 p.m.)
What does the
movie "Get Out" teach us about race, white supremacy, tokenization,
and exploitation? Also what can we learn from "Get Out" about anti-Blackness
and paths to triumph in white spaces, like AU? No need to have watched the
movie to participate.
Whiteness & Anti-racism (Thursdays 6-8 p.m.)
What is the role
of white people in anti-racism? Share your experience as a white person, person
of color, and/or multiracial person.