Intergroup Relations

The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) stands for the liberation of all people. We believe that none of us are free until all of us are free. IGR opposes all forms of oppression that result in the marginalization, exploitation, subjugation, violence and all forms of dehumanization against others on the basis of social identity, social group membership and positionality. IGR promotes social justice and the pursuit of “solutionary solutions” that “do the most good and the least harm for people, animals and the environment” (IHE 2008).

We at IGR are committed to working toward our vision of a just world through the use of Intergroup Dialogue (IGD): a face-to-face sustained and facilitated dialogic methodology that asks participants to listen deeply across difference, to bravely share their own stories and to commit to taking action to create a world where all can fully realize their humanity. We believe that Intergroup Dialogue is one way to create our shared vision of a future based upon honoring the human dignity in everyone and ourselves.