Intergroup Relations

Introducing IGR's New Alumni Committee Co-Chairs

Kadija Deen

University of Michigan, 2008 English, BA Political Science, BA Temple University Beasley School of Law

Q: What was your IGR involvement when you were a student?

While a student at the University of Michigan, I participated in a Race & Ethnicity dialogue. Inspired by my experience, I went on to train and facilitate a Race & Ethnicity dialogue myself, and served as a facilitator with the CommonGround Program.

Q: What prompted you to get involved in IGR?

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Alumni Spotlight: David Sweetman

David Sweetman (Class of 2001) is part of a lucky group of Alumni to have taken “I, Too, Sing America” with Dr. Charles Behling, former Co-Director and IGR legend! David remembers...

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Alumni Spotlight: Brandon Colbert '07

Brandon Colbert graduated in 2007 and began his work with the Program on Intergroup Relations as a first year student through a dialogue class on socioeconomic status. He continued his involvement as a facilitator for dialogue classes on gender and SES as well as with the Youth Dialogues program in Metro Detroit. Brandon is currently commuting between Washington, D.C. and Michigan working on starting a new company called Awakening. We are honored that Brandon decided to devote so much of his time to IGR as an undergraduate and want our readers to know the incredible things that he has learned and is up to!

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Want To Learn More About IGR's Alumni City Clubs?

Alumni often ask how they can continue their connection to IGR.  One way is to meet with other IGR alums in their area to create or join a “City Club” or regional collection of IGR alums.  These clubs meet independently and are supported by IGR for marketing and communication purposes.  We would love for you to reconnect with IGR and other alums near you!

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