Intergroup Relations

Open Dialogue: Talking Social Justice with Those You Love (2/17/16 @ IGR)

Join IGR's CommonGround and the Student Engagement Team for a night of dialogue around addressing issues of social justice and identity with those we love! Our conversation will center around the unique challenges associated with maintaining close, personal relationships with people - friends, family, partners - as we work toward social justice.

When: Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Where: IGR Office - 1214 S University Ave, 2nd Floor Suite B

Free snacks and refreshments will be provided!


[FLYER] Open Dialogue: Talking Social Justice with Those You Love

IGR Alumna Stephanie Chang Makes History in Michigan State Legislature

In November 2014, U-M Alumna Stephanie Chang was elected to serve a two-year term in the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 6 (Detroit along the river, River Rouge, and Ecorse). What makes Chang’s election to office unique is her distinction of being the first Asian American female elected to the Michigan legislature. Chang’s recent accomplishment is preceded by an impressive list of achievements in academia and in her community, all of which utilized her passion for public affairs and social issues.

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Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) Postings

Click HERE for the Fall 2016 IGR GSI Posting!

The Program on Intergroup Relations seeks graduate student instructors for two of its courses: UC 320/Psych 310/Soc 320: Training in Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation and UC 321/Psych 311/Soc 321: Practicum in Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation.  These two courses first train and then support, respectively, the student peer leaders who facilitate in IGR’s premiere intergroup dialogue program.

Meet the IGR Advisory Committee

We are pleased to share the names of the IGR Advisory Committee with you. The committee meets yearly to discuss the growth and direction of IGR, as well as discuss issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts on campus.

For more information about any of the individuals listed, simply click their name(s). If you have any questions about the committee, please email for further information. 

Alford A. Young

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IGR's Student Engagement Team Reflects on Fall Term Accomplishments

by Elena Ross, IGR Student Engagement Team

This semester, the Student Engagement Team (SET) focused on several new and ongoing ways to both unite and strengthen the IGR community, and to bring IGR community members out of their prescribed roles.  

Opening the IGR office space to more U-M students.

In collaboration with the CommonGround student workshop team, the SET coordinated ​three different open dialogues (which you can read about in the Michigan Daily): 

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