**NOW ENROLLING STUDENTS FOR SPRING 2013 IN CHS 60: INTERGROUP DIALOAGUE**
Enrollment is open, and please click here for the schedule of CHS 60 courses.
**NOW ALSO ENROLLING STUDENTS IN CHS 160: DIALOAGUE FACILITATOR TRAINING**
Enrollment is open, and please click here for the schedule of CHS 160 courses.
The UCLA Intergroup Relations (IGR) program equips students, faculty and staff with knowledge, skills, awareness, and commitment for active participation in an increasingly diverse and global society.
CHS 60/Intergroup Dialogue is a 2-credit course offering UCLA students a space to dialogue and learn about issues of difference and intercultural conflict. Possessing skills and experience in intercultural communication and managing conflict can often make UCLA graduates highly valued and marketable after college as companies and graduate programs seek to address the needs of an increasingly diverse, global workforce and society. Enrollment for Spring 2013 now open! Please click here for the schedule of courses.
Please note: We are also offering a special course (CHS 60 Seminar 2) on the topic of “Spirituality and Faith” in Spring 2013. This dialogue is co-sponsored by the UCLA Interfaith Council and the University Religious Conference. To request a PTE to enroll in CHS 60 Seminar 2, please click here.
CHS 160/ EDUC C160/C244 is an intensive, 4-credit training course designed to prepare students to co-facilitate their own CHS 60 dialogue course, which can be challenging but also a deeply rewarding personal and professional process. Enrollment for Spring 2013 now open! Please click here for the schedule of courses.
Beyond the Checkbox is an art initiative that explores the diverse social identities comprised at UCLA. By juxtaposing headshots above individual responses to the question: “Who are you?”, this project provides students, faculty, and staff with the opportunity to tell their stories, learn about others’ diverse experiences, uncover connections, and recognize the richness within our UCLA community.
Peer educators with the Alliance through Intergroup Dialogue (AID) offer 60-minute mini-workshops on identity, diversity, cross-cultural communication, and conflict resolution upon request. For instance, the 60-minute "Me, Myself, and Ice Cream" workshop is a great team building exercise for a newly formed group or community to get to know each other on a deeper level by exploring everyone's diverse identities. To schedule a workshop, simply click here for the online workshop request form. To learn more about AID, please click here.
With support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, IGRfounded the Social Justice Academy (SJA), a program involving a cohort of 31 eleventh graders from local Los Angeles-area high schools.
The IGR program has partnered with the Olive Tree Initiative (OTI) to offer scholarships for UCLA students to experience and learn more about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by traveling to the Middle East. Through OTI’s annual trip, students have opportunities to engage with religious leaders, community members, politicians, and leading experts on many sides of the conflict. OTI has been recognized as one of the “Top Ten Diplomacy Programs in Higher Education” by the U.S. Department of State.