Sustained Dialogue meeting, Spring 2010.
Dickinson joined SDCN in 2003.
Sustained Dialogue is a student-run effort at Dickinson to build greater understanding among people of different backgrounds and views. Dialogues help individuals get to know one another as people, and break through the perceived differences based on race, class, gender, sexuality, religion, and other identities--including other campus-based identities. It's easy to hang out with the people who are like you. What Sustained Dialogue offers is the opportunity for real conversations with people who are different than you. Sustained Dialogue (SD) has been an active presence at Dickinson since 2003.
In Their Own
"Sustained Dialogue has the power to fundamentally alter the very nature of the social climate on Dickinson's campus. Through the bonds formed in this program, the student body can create a welcoming and thriving community for every individual that calls themself a Dickinsonian."
-Audrey Scott, Current Student Leader"In my group, I see the true essence of the program - how it has already influenced many students; teaching them to challenge their old ways of thinking and introducing them to different points of view. I met people who were scared, like me, of what they might hear, and I now see how strong and engaged they are in this program. I have put aside my fears and doubts; I am excited to continually talk, listen and learn from my fellow [peers] through Sustained Dialogue. ...what we learn, such as listening and discussion skills are things we will take with us after we graduate. I have tremendous faith and pride in this program and in each participant; I think, together, we can really make a difference..."
- Lisa Bowman, Dickinson 04
Current Student Leaders
Audrey Scott (email)
If you are an alumnus of Dickinson College SD or Sustained Dialogue on another campus, there are many opportunities for you to stay involved. If you are interested in facilitating moderator workshops with our program directors, email Sasha Kapur.