The Student Center for Social Justice and Identity’s iDialogues program is a 10-week educational series that creates an opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to engage in intergroup dialogue through the lens of social group identity, power dynamics, conflict and community. This in-person program was designed for students to develop a broad and comprehensive understanding of how to become agents of social change in the context of both Vanderbilt and its surrounding communities.
iDialogues is accepting applications through Monday, Jan. 31, via Anchorlink (scroll to News section near bottom of page for application link).
The group will meet each Thursday from Feb. 17 to April 28, 5:30–7 p.m.
While still incorporating social justice education, the iDialogues curriculum has been re-imagined to increase elements of intercultural competence. Students who participate in iDialogues will be better able to understand how their cultural identities influence personal experiences. Students will synthesize skills through interactive and reflective activities that communicate across differences.
- Be in good standing with Vanderbilt University
- Be a full-time student (at least 12 credit hours/semester)
- Follow university-affiliated updated COVID-19 guidelines
- Be willing to lean into your learning edges topics rooted in intercultural competency and social justice education (e.g., power and privilege, effective communication and socialization) are discussed
- Must complete the iDialogues application by the indicated deadline
- Able to attend the iDialogues retreat on Sunday, Feb. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m.
- Able to attend the iDialogues sessions each Thursday from Feb. 17 to April 28, 5:30–7 p.m.