Multicultural Dialogues

Multicultural Dialogues

Temple University's Office of Insitutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership seeks to be a premier regional diversity learning center for individuals, organizations and institutions. 

Our office offers the following programs for faculty, staff, undergraduate students and graduate students: 

Owl Talk Tuesday Dialogues

These dialogues provides faculty, administrators, social service professionals, community leaders and activists an opportunity to participate in intergroup dialogues with professionals from the Mid-Atlantic region on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and class.

Timely Topic Thursday Dialogues

These dialogues provides faculty, administrators, social service professionals, community leaders and activists an opportunity to participate in intergroup dialogues with professionals from the Mid-Atlantic region on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and class.

Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator Training Institute 

This training prepares university employees, as well as colleagues from other universities, and outside corporations and organizations, to facilitate intergroup dialogues within their departments, organizations, and institutions.  Intergroup dialogues are a means of engaging faculty, administrators and staff in better understanding race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and class.

The Transformational Intergroup Race Dialogue  facilitates intergroup learning by bringing together a small racially diverse group of individuals to share their thoughts, feelings and emotions about race in the U.S.  The dialogue allows participants to better understand race and racial identity on structural and institutional levels, and helps them explore their own racial identity.

The Black-Jewish Dialogue facilitates intergroup learning between people of African descent and people who identify as Jewish. While Black and Jewish people share a common history of oppression in the U.S., American racism has limited the formation of viable, long-standing, and continuous alliances. 

The Transformational Intergroup Gender Dialogue facilitates intergroup learning by bringing together 10-12 men and women to share their thoughts and feelings about gender, sexism, male-female identity and relationships in the U.S, as well as explore their own gender identity. The dialogue helps individuals better understand their own obstacles for teaching, leading and communicating with diverse groups based on gender.