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. 

What's New with the Student Engagement Team?

As the Student Engagement Team, Katie and Gloriela work to unite all those involved with IGR in various capacities. We partner with CommonGround for Open dialogues, during which anyone on campus can come to engage in important conversation about a specific social justice-related topic that is particularly relevant on campus during that time. Additionally, we collaborated with Spectrum Center for an Open Dialogue on Perceptions and Assumptions of Sexuality. The SET also has ongoing projects that aim to cultivate a deeper sense of community across IGR, including the creation of the photo wall, which displays photographs of each student and staff member involved with IGR on the front wall of the office, and is responsible for organizing IGR study hours before final exams. We are always looking for new and innovative ideas to enhance our community, so feel free to contact us at any time with your thoughts!

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

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