A message from the Director of A Different Dialogue:
Greetings A Different Dialogue friends & supporters.
To those on the Hilltop, welcome back! As we begin this new semester, we wanted to share with you some of our programmatic updates. First, this semester dialogue is being offered for academic credit through our partnership with Dr. Leslie Hinkson in the Department of Sociology. The course is titled "Engaging Difference: Race, Ethnicity & Dialogue- SOC 244." The class meets Mondays & Wednesdays 9:30am-10:45am with bi-weekly dialogue sessions on Wednesdays at 6:30-8:30pm. There is still some room in the course, so please consider joining this new experience. Our next update is the addition of Student Facilitators to our team. Through a student employment opportunity, Student Facilitators will be taught a comprehensive inter-group dialogue curriculum this semester (while getting paid), and then will facilitate dialogues in Fall 2016. Applications are due this Sunday, January 17th. We hope you consider joining the team! Finally, a cultural norm at Georgetown University is the use of acronyms. Since our inception in 2010, we have been referred to as ADD- A Different Dialogue. As we grow and seek to create opportunities that promote identity development, introspection and inclusion, we as an organization must do the same. Through the feedback of our participants and several campus stakeholders, we have chosen to refer to A Different Dialogue as DD. The dialogue team acknowledges the impact words, including acronyms, have and therefore have chosen an abbreviation more in alignment with our values. As we continue to evolve as an organization with the programs we offer, the number of team members we have, and in self awareness, we hope you continue to be a part of this journey. We wish you all a spring semester of joy and peace.
Dialogue \ˈdī-ə-ˌlȯg, -ˌläg\ (noun): a conversation between two or more persons, b : an exchange of ideas and opinions, c : a conversation between representatives of parties who have a history of conflict that is aimed at resolution
A Different Dialogue \ˈā\ \ˈdi-fərnt, ˈdi-f(ə-)rənt\ \ˈdī-ə-ˌlȯg, -ˌläg\ (noun): a multi-faceted and rewarding exchange between students of all backgrounds, b : Georgetown University’s diversity and inclusiveness initiative that brings together undergraduate students to discuss promoting, fostering and sustaining diversity, c : a conversation between soon to be friends
If you have any additional questions, please contact CMEA Assistant Director and DD Director Daviree Velazquez at 202-687-4054 or email@example.com.