Intergroup Relations

CommonGround Program Coordinators

CommonGround's two program coordinators manage the workshop requests received by campus organizations, courses, and other groups seeking social justice education opportunities. They are responsible for meeting with requestors to determine the needs and goals of the requesting group, finding facilitators, and meeting with these facilitators to develop a workshop agenda. The program coordinators also coach the workshop facilitators to provide ongoing support and preparation.  

 


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.


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