Intergroup Relations

IGR's outreach efforts involve creating training programs and providing consultation services around intergroup dialogue to institutions of higher education and K-12 school districts. 

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.


IGR Outreach Director Awarded CRLT Grant

Summer 2014

Susan King, D.Min., Director of Outreach for IGR and the Associate Director of the Life Sciences and Society Program at the School of Public Heath, was recently awarded a Faculty Development Fund grant through the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT).

Susan B King

Summer Youth Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity

Summer Youth Dialogues (SYD) is an intensive summer fellowship program for University of Michigan students (undergraduate and graduate) to facilitate dialogue among high school age youth in metropolitan Detroit - one of the nation's most segregated metropolitan areas. High school students of African, Asian, European, Latinx, and Middle Eastern descent participate in structured dialogues, tours, retreats, and community projects to challenge discrimination and create change.

SYD 2019