|Dialogue to Action groups are a diverse group of
people that meet 5-6 times, along with a
facilitator, to hold focused discussions where personal experiences and
perceptions are openly shared about issues of concern surrounding differing
races, religions and cultures. Our Dialogue to Action groups (also well-known
as "study circles”) stand apart from
formal workshops or unstructured debates that people often want to avoid. That
is because with our Dialogue to Action groups:|
- Everyone is welcome on an equal basis, without regard to credentials or connections.
- No one can “win” a group
discussion by being a strong advocate for one point of view. Instead, listening to fellow group participants in order to deepen and grow
understanding and reevaluate assumptions is emphasized.
- Participants work collaboratively and develop new relationships as
no one has a microphone or a podium with which to dominate the meetings.
- Participants are allowed
the opportunity to explore an issue of concern outside of their usual
boundaries, to come to consensus and/or to make a long-term commitment.
- Participants are encouraged
to take action as individuals, as part of a small group and as members of large
To improve the understanding and acceptance of differing races and cultures throughout Delaware. To provide the community with practical recommendations for which organizations, institutions and individuals can take to improve race relations and racial equality.
If you or your organization are interested in hosting a Dialogue to Action group, please contact Matt Pillischer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302.655.0039 x230.
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