[Pedagogy-list] FW: [AllFaculty-list] Intergroup Dialogue Workshop Invitation

Hocutt, Daniel dhocutt at richmond.edu
Mon Sep 10 14:59:50 EDT 2018

Apologies for cross-posting.

The workshop opportunity listed below is open to faculty from across the University, including SPCS adjuncts. Notice the theoretical foundation of Intergroup Dialogue: “Intergroup Dialogue is partly based in the work of Paulo Freire and is keenly attentive to dialogue across difference.” Dialogue across difference seems both timely and important at this moment, both in our nation and at our institution.

If you’re not familiar with Freire’s seminal book Pedagogy of the Oppressed, I would encourage you to consider adding it to your reading list.


Daniel L. Hocutt, R’92 & G’98
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School of Professional & Continuing Studies
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University of Richmond, VA 23173
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From: <allfaculty-list-bounces at richmond.edu> on behalf of "Perry, Bethany" <bperry at richmond.edu>
Date: Monday, September 10, 2018 at 10:33 AM
To: "allfaculty-list at richmond.edu" <allfaculty-list at richmond.edu>
Subject: [AllFaculty-list] Intergroup Dialogue Workshop Invitation

Good Morning,

Below is an invitation from Dean Rankine welcoming you to participate in a conference being hosted by the A&S Dean’s Office. Registration is open to all faculty & staff on campus, but seats are limited. We hope that you are able to attend!

Bethany Perry
Assistant to the Dean of Arts & Sciences
Admin Wing, Boatwright Library Room 22
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173
Office: 804-289-8416

From: "School of Arts and Sciences, University of Richmond" <as at richmond.edu>
Reply-To: AS Dean's Office <as at richmond.edu>
Subject: Intergroup Dialogue Workshop Invitation



The Office of the Dean of Arts & Sciences at the University of Richmond invites you to an Intergroup Dialogue training on September 27-29, 2018 at the Roslyn Retreat Center<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001qNpCyi1jq4ZzkLPxsAIywIlE5XJ5Xa4lJwzH4u2TpNNFhAA_FY5GSiaJ3bjh-RCgG9YJvLJ40QH2JqvsrWxyd8mIJmyVfR-i5TUZ8BGS5QF4jzEdDgwkkR61UM3jjMbsJ-uIlf2CWo3-Lr4MRQENxQ==&c=7B5chEt1p7TxoGlReMvUL_ipGVKfQ0ALSBSnBcML2OMfk-C205jm7A==&ch=A_evCT3WtO0HLI9YUZMr9xTEms1-dHTu4xlzpV8DcQ0tK_M654l0Qg==>. I welcome you to take part in this workshop, the aim of which is to help equip individuals to communicate across difference.

During our State of the School Address, I cited Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a model for how we form a “beloved community” of faculty, staff, and students at the University of Richmond. In designating a “beloved community,” King called on advocates of the Civil Rights Movement to “always fight with love.” Even segregationists were, to King, members of a broader community, with whom integrationists had to live, after the successes of the mid-1960s.

Fifty years after King’s assassination, racial and ethnic differences are fissures that still threaten to destabilize national and international communities. How do we sustain the dialogues that might lead to better, more diverse, more loving communities?

Intergroup Dialogue is a facilitated conversation between members of different social groups. Our office has invited Professors Lorna Hernandez Jarvis<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001qNpCyi1jq4ZzkLPxsAIywIlE5XJ5Xa4lJwzH4u2TpNNFhAA_FY5GSiaJ3bjh-RCgaIxSxkqizVDdOsbUiwbHenUBZtuk24KlWpxJlli7wxT9A8dFKxY3Oll-BKWf7d8sYFdaDcGZbvwfNfZ5BjAwAqc23tX0UQ6QneTb75c0c-2jFk15f_S6EiduZbMe0E1DUz_1cJhlGxui9lAo8UbJAmswHou_btya&c=7B5chEt1p7TxoGlReMvUL_ipGVKfQ0ALSBSnBcML2OMfk-C205jm7A==&ch=A_evCT3WtO0HLI9YUZMr9xTEms1-dHTu4xlzpV8DcQ0tK_M654l0Qg==> (Chief Diversity Officer, Whitworth University) and Deidra Johnston<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001qNpCyi1jq4ZzkLPxsAIywIlE5XJ5Xa4lJwzH4u2TpNNFhAA_FY5GSiaJ3bjh-RCg-J3fPo73k04QAzmcrrqkw7ZKrXFrt-CR85EyDiTy1mE3svQqsQqsC5NQcOgjKGG8yyR127bLyjjkr_LvKmga0w4Q1ZjE44how4rzQdc8wql8oXTM00CE8xTuvSb8naby-dWVYBxTVsY=&c=7B5chEt1p7TxoGlReMvUL_ipGVKfQ0ALSBSnBcML2OMfk-C205jm7A==&ch=A_evCT3WtO0HLI9YUZMr9xTEms1-dHTu4xlzpV8DcQ0tK_M654l0Qg==> (Communications, Hope College), who lead workshops in Intergroup Dialogue across the country and internationally.

Intergroup Dialogue is partly based in the work of Paulo Freire and is keenly attentive to dialogue across difference. Professors Hernandez and Johnston, each from different social and ethnic backgrounds, work as a team. Their work assists groups in:
·     Developing communication skills that are required to realize and sustain effective dialogue;
·     Interweaving the principles of dialogue within the contexts of social science diversity education research; and
·     Providing faculty, students, and staff with transformative and experiential pedagogical tools.

My hope is that the time with Professors Hernandez and Johnston will:

·     Aid in your leadership of the program that you oversee;
·     Facilitate your conversations across difference and disagreement;
·     Position you to contribute to building community at UR across human and intellectual difference.

The training extends across three days on September 27-29 and you must be present for all of the sessions:
Thursday 3–9 p.m.
Friday 8:30–4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9–1 p.m.

Meals will be provided.

I hope you will consider joining us for what I'm sure will be a transformative three days. Space is limited so please register here<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001qNpCyi1jq4ZzkLPxsAIywIlE5XJ5Xa4lJwzH4u2TpNNFhAA_FY5GSiaJ3bjh-RCgOtInv876wXXwSgf1cW99RGcpoCWacLHRAfksuXxnsRbgvX4khrKg_Dg3Yngez4mNMG4ac5rt7EzyczdpUBbOeneP9ZcKJdEMZU09pQ8rnHsq8u4r_s7_aF35fPkqsWDdLSgzNKzadSs=&c=7B5chEt1p7TxoGlReMvUL_ipGVKfQ0ALSBSnBcML2OMfk-C205jm7A==&ch=A_evCT3WtO0HLI9YUZMr9xTEms1-dHTu4xlzpV8DcQ0tK_M654l0Qg==> by Friday, September 14, to indicate if you are available to participate. You will receive a confirmation of your registration by Monday, September 17.

Patrice Rankine, Ph.D.
Professor of Classics
Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences

Praise for Intergroup Dialogue Training
Past participants in their workshops have described the experience:

·     "This signals the beginning of a new era." (Stetson University)
·     "Difficult topics were explored, engaged, observed and dialogue education happened." (Indiana Wesleyan University)
·     "A number of my workshop colleagues have employed some aspect of intergroup dialogue in their courses to positive effect. (Butler University)

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