Graduate students will be paired together to co-facilitate the dialogues. Co-facilitators are responsible for attending a rigorous training on facilitation, organizing weekly structured activities, and hosting weekly office hours for students.
Graduate student practicum applications for Fall 2019 are now open! Click here to apply!
Spring 2019 Facilitators
“I am a first-year MSW student at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Due to my undergraduate opportunities at Bradley University, I discovered my passion for diversity and inclusion. I believe conversations that help us unlearn our socialization are a key stepping stone on the path to liberation. I am excited to co-facilitate the IGD curriculum on race/ethnicity because it is a space for undergraduates to reflect on their own experiences, learn, be challenged, and bridge cultural differences.”
“I am currently a Social Work/Public Health graduate student at Washington University. I was deeply grateful for the opportunity to take an intergroup dialogue class my sophomore year at Occidental College because it helped me name and unpack the ways race and racism played out in my own life. I later facilitated a race/ethnicity dialogue course during my senior year of college. My dialogue experiences gave me the context and skills to effectively participate in racial justice organizing and coalition-building. I hope to help create a space where students can challenge themselves, find their voices, and build power to fight for justice throughout their lives.”
“I am a first year MSW candidate. I plan to concentrate in Mental Health, and I am particularly interested in the intersection between mental health and socioeconomic status. I attended Washington University in St. Louis for my undergrad, and I became passionate about issues surrounding social class through my involvement in TRiO. I’m excited to discuss social class with a diverse group of students and to learn about their unique perspectives and experiences.”
“We’re often told it is impolite to talk about money. However, in my time studying social work and working in the field it has become abundantly clear that how much money you have impacts how you experience and perceive the world around you. Although conversations about social class can be difficult and uncomfortable, I firmly believe it is incredibly important now more than ever that we engage in these conversations to better understand the experience of others. I am excited to facilitate these difficult but necessary conversations among members of the WashU community.”
Spring 2018 Facilitators
Spring 2017 Facilitators
“Learning and growing alongside two cohorts of thoughtful, curious JET participants was an incredible gift. I was fortunate to co-facilitate JET with two compassionate people. As a team, we leaned into conflict and cultivated spaces that honored vulnerability and encouraged connection. The importance of storytelling and speaking truth to power is a guidepost for my personal and professional life, and I am so grateful to have built these guideposts because of JET. Thanks to my experience as a JET facilitator, I volunteer as a facilitator for white racial caucus groups in Greater St. Louis where I work alongside other white folks to name race and racism in our lives and systems. In my day job, I use the art and science of facilitation to support nonprofits in the development of programs and evaluation systems, while also telling the story of their work through data. I have no doubt that intergroup dialogue and group facilitation will continue to inform my work moving forward!”