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?

Photo of Kadija Deen and Shana Schoem

ALA 324, Facilitation for Effective Leadership

ALA 322 is a new course that was created as part of the IGR Minor in Intergroup Relations Education. This course prepares students to be facilitative leaders in campus and community organizations throughout their undergraduate years at U-M and beyond.  Whether students hold leadership roles on campus or in the community, serve as members in student or civic organizations, are part of study groups, or would like to expand their general repertoire of leadership skills, this course will help them learn various methods of facilitation, develop and practice effective facilitation, and acquire li



Summer Youth Dialogue Students Make Their Voices Heard!

Thanks for the voices of several students in U-M's National Youth Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity in Metro Detroit, the state departments of Education and Civil Rights will be collaborating to create a more inclusive history curriculum for the state of Michigan. Students, we are so proud of you for making yourselves heard and creating change where we live! Read more here.


FY15 IGR Publications and Presentations

Below is a summary of IGR's publications and presentations within the last fiscal year. 

Bolen, R., & Dessel, A. (2014). Is discrimination against Evangelical Christians a problem in social work education? A methodological review. In A. Dessel & R. Bolen (Eds.), Conservative Christian beliefs and sexual orientation in social work: Privilege, oppression, and the pursuit of human rights (pp. 195-218). Alexandria, VA: CSWE Press.


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