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Join a Sustained Dialogue group to engage in conversations on local and national issues of concern

Members of the campus community are invited to join a Sustained Dialogue group to help make a positive impact on campus.

Now in its fifth year, the Case Western Reserve University Sustained Dialogue program brings together individuals from various backgrounds to discuss campus, local and national issues of concern, including diversity and inclusion matters.

Groups meet weekly to share their experiences and perspectives and work collectively to suggest ways to make the campus more welcoming and inclusive for all. Participants in Sustained Dialogue groups are a part of the conversation and help make a positive impact on campus.

Staff and faculty and student groups are forming now. No special skills or experience are needed.

Benefits of Sustained Dialogue include:

  • Meeting individuals from across the campus;
  • Developing new friendships;
  • Enhancing communication and listening skills;
  • Learning how to effectively engage in critical conversations;
  • Gaining tools for and comfort in engaging with individuals from various backgrounds; and
  • Developing proposal for positive change at CWRU.

Apply to be a part of Sustained Dialogue. The deadline to apply is Monday, Sept. 24.

For additional information, contact co-chairs Janetta M. Hammock at, Edwin Mayes at or John Killings at

The Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, First Year Experience and Family Programs and the Division of Student Affairs’ Office of Multicultural Affairs sponsor the program.