OUR PURPOSE FOR DIALOGUE
To empower the UF community to act through emboldened conversations focusing on stories, relationships, and driving change.
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WHAT IS DIALOGUE?
Dialogue is an opportunity to connect with others along lines of difference. In dialogue we practice awareness
and empathy by listening deeply to each other’s stories. Dialogue seeks to break out of like-minded
clusters to reveal human commonalities. The process challenges us to be open to being changed and then
take action. This is what we mean when we say dialogue is more than just talk.
When was the last time you were in a heated disagreement? Or a difference of opinion resulted in a conflict? How did it impact you? Join us to build relationships with other students as we explore the complexities of differences and conflict, our experiences managing it, and how it affects our personal growth.
When: Feb 8th - March 8th, Wednesdays 5 pm-6:30 pm
Want to make an impact in the world? How can our individual experiences unite to create a just world? Engage in an open space with other UF Students to develop a just world through dialogue and connections in our community. In unity, we can be the change we want to see in the world.
When: Feb 7th - March 7th, Tuesdays, 5:30 pm-7 pm
When the world asks so much of us, what to do? As college students, there is an overwhelming pressure to be “successful,” causing students to question their capabilities. Join us to connect with other compassionate students living a similar experience…
When: Feb 8th - March 8th, Wednesdays 5:30 pm-7 pm
Manda Wittebort: A.firstname.lastname@example.org
“During a dialogue, I facilitated on imposter syndrome amongst student participants, students from disciplines ranging from physics to public health spoke about the isolation they experienced moving to the university from their communities. International students shared how intimidating it was to take classes in a second language with native speakers. Domestic students shared how they felt equally intimidated by their international peers, who they felt often had to be overqualified to get into their program and were equipped with more knowledge in their field. This open discussion challenged us to identify our assumptions of each other, ask reflective questions, and listen more deeply when others expressed experiences different from our own.
Using dialogue circles like these, I envision myself improving care for patients who have been historically disadvantaged and becoming an advocate for their communities.”
Community Agreements: AKA ‘agreements’ or ‘guidelines,’ are
guidelines for discussion that participants agree to try to
abide by during a dialogic or deliberative process.
Brave Space: Spaces wherein students, teachers, and citizens
can come together to have hard conversations and
hear each other out- especially when that is challenging.
Social Identity: Our identities within the context of the
different social groups that we belong to such as ethnicity,
race, sexual orientation, gender, class, occupation,
disability status, religion, and nationality.
Experiential Learning: Learning through reflection or
Brave Space. AllSides. (n.d.). https://www.allsides.com/dictionary/brave-space.
NCDD Glossary. NCDD Resource Center. (2014, September 6). https://ncdd.org/rc/glossary/