The Office of Multicultural Affairs seeks to engage the Fordham community in thoughtful and authentic dialogue, by providing space for reflection and exploration of the self, and reciprocal exchange and learning amongst the entire student population. Similar to the Sustained Dialogue Series, deeper dialogues
will encourage and promote the openness of mind and willingness of heart to learn, explore, ask questions, and enjoy competent intercultural communication.
The goal of deeper dialogues
is to bring together Fordham University undergraduate students in a welcoming and intimate space to dialogue about a variety of topics dealing with diversity and social justice. In order to create a safe and open space for our participants, deeper dialogues
are designed in three weekly sessions for an hour and a half time period with the same group of ten participants discussing a main topic. Students will get to know each other better as they open the dialogue and delve deeper into these topics.
Participants must be able to attend all three sessions in order to be a part of the deeper dialogues
program. Each topic will be facilitated by one administrator and one Diversity Peer Leader. This program is open to all current Fordham undergraduate students. Students can choose to participate at either Lincoln Center or Rose Hill.
After completing deeper dialogues
participants will learn to better exemplify the Jesuit tenets as they:
develop an active interest in increasing personal & social awareness of cultural and identity differences.
develop an understanding and appreciation for the lived experience of every individual.
unity of heart and mind:
develop skills that improve communication and dialogue, combining new knowledge with increased empathy.
men and women for and with others:
raise interest in taking action to bring about social justice and equity.
|Each participant will receive a FREE BOOK related to their dialogue topic and a deeper dialogue pin upon completion of the dialogue.
Click below to view the 6 available Spring 2013 deeper dialogues topics and descriptions