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

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