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 Student Facilitators are facilitating dialogues. Through a student employment opportunity, Student Facilitators were taught a comprehensive inter-group dialogue curriculum in the Spring(while getting paid). Get ready, as like last spring, Spring 2017 dialogue will be 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." 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 fall 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.