Facilitated Intergroup Dialogue

UHRI believes that face-to-face intergroup dialogue is a strong antidote to social polarization by building bridges in communities through engagement and action. With increased levels of tension and acts of bias and hatred within communities and school settings, teachers, parents and community leaders are either facilitating or avoiding difficult discussions about social justice, human rights and dignity.

Our intergroup dialogue participants learn from each other’s shared and divergent experiences while developing skills that honor and include marginalized voices. Our dialogue model supports participants through critical reflection processes that lead to allyship and action.

We shape each dialogue for the specific community we partner with, and outcomes are driven by the specific needs and actions identified by each group.