As communities become more diverse, there is a need to assist individuals in learning ways to better communicate with each other across cultural differences. The Center’s work in Community Dialogue brings diverse members of communities together to talk about issues such as race, sexual orientation, violence, education, or police-community relations in ways that are safe, constructive and fosters community building.
Exploding the myth that talk is not action, the Center brings community members together in small-group discussions. The discussions are informal, personal dialogues facilitated by specially-trained individuals during a period of four to six weeks. Community dialogue enhances cooperation and trust among participants and promotes cooperation on issues of common interest.