Intergroup Relations


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.


IGR's Student Engagement Team

April 2015

If you've been to an IGR study break, gotten your photo on our Community Wall (called "The Many Faces of IGR"), engaged in IGR's conversation nights (such as the one on yoga and cultural appropriation), or been involved as a student in any way this past semester, then you've probably interacted with IGR's Student Engagement Team!

IGR community wall of photos

Intergroup Relations Skills Are Useful Everywhere!

by Nicole Rixen, IGR MSW Intern

April 2015

One of the best parts about interning at IGR is the amount of overlap that happens between this program and other groups around campus. This semester, not only did I start my work at IGR, I also joined the Michigan Ballroom Dance Team. During my interactions with a team of over 200 people, I have had the privilege of meeting other people who are not only passionate about dance, but about social justice as well.

Nicole Rixen and dance partner show off their dance talents.

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