Intergroup Relations

Summer Youth Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity

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.

Kids painting a mural

Alumni Spotlight: Kartik Sidhar

Kartik Sidhar graduated with a degree in Sociology and General Biology in 2012. He is currently a student in the U-M School of Medicine. As an undergraduate student, Kartik was involved in several IGR classes, including being a dialogue participant and facilitating two dialogue classes (one on religion and the other on able-ism). 

Karthik Sidhar and Dr. Patricia Gurin

What Alumni Are Saying About IGR

On October 4-5, 2013, IGR held an alumni reunion in honor of our alumni weekend. It was a treasure for all of us to hear how IGR has impacted the lives of our former students. We thought we'd share some of these messages:

"Thanks for the walk down memory lane and bringing back all the great learnings that helped shape the leader I am."

Alumni sitting at tables during event