Charles Behling is an Emeritus Faculty Member of the University of Michigan. He recently retired from the psychology faculty at U-M. A clinical psychologist, he served for 15 years as Co-Director of IGR.
In last month's newsletter, we highlighted comments we received from our alumni about their IGR experiences and the impacts these had on their lives after college (click here to view). This month, we thought we'd take a moment to share additional messages we've received:
In collaboration with IGR, the University of Michigan School of Public Health (SPH) is actively engaged in a five-year initiative to provide every student, staff, and faculty member at SPH with a substantive dialogue experience, including opportunities for students to be trained as intergroup dialogue facilitators.
In the nation's most segregated metropolitan area, young people are open to discussion of race and ethnicity, but have few opportunities to communicate with people who are different from themselves. Youth Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity (informally known as SYD within IGR) in Metropolitan Detroit brings together high school age youth from different racial and ethnic backgrounds and from different neighborhoods and suburbs for intergroup dialogues during the summer.