UMass Amherst Hosting 3rd Biennial Conference on Intergroup Dialogue June 7-9

AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst will host the 3rd Biennial Conference on Intergroup Dialogue June 7-9 to share knowledge, skills, stories and practices that illustrate how dialogue can be a catalyst for envisioning new possibilities for collaboration and solidarity across differences.

Intergroup Dialogue (IGD) is a facilitated and sustained critical-dialogic practice that encourages listening and voicing across difference, fosters shared understanding and learning and cultivates social justice commitments.

More than 200 attendees from across the country will participate in sessions taking place at the Integrative Learning Center on the UMass Amherst campus and with a keynote open to the public on Saturday, June 8, in the Hooker Auditorium at Mount Holyoke College by Beverly Daniel Tatum, professor emerita of Spelman College, widely known for her expertise on race relations and a thought leader in higher education.

Other featured speakers include Magdalena Gómez, a local poet, play writer and speaker from Springfield, who was a vanguard member of the Nuyorican Literary Movement; and Jamila J. Lyiscott, a nationally renowned speaker, spoken word artist, and assistant professor of social justice education at UMass Amherst. 

Conference co-sponsors include the Five College Consortium, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, Hampshire College, Smith College, and the UMass Amherst College of Education. For more information, please visit: