About the Initiative on Campus Dialogues

The Initiative on Campus Dialogues (ICD) is a working group originally organized as part of the project on Humility & Conviction in Public Life. This initiative brings together UConn students, staff and faculty, as well as non-university practitioners, around a two-step model focused on dialogue and implementation.

ICD works to create resources and foster networks by which dialogue can be robustly and collectively pursued and promoted within the UConn community and beyond. ICD helps to plan and promote productive dialogue over divisive issues in order to create sustainable institutional change, at the university and local level, in the tenor, tone and hopefully outcomes of how we discuss controversial topics.

Initiative on Campus Dialogues Fellowship Program

  CALL FOR PROPOSALS The Democracy and Dialogues Initiative of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, in partnership with other University co-sponsors (listed below), will award five (5) new fellowships to participate in UConn’s ongoing Initiative on Campus Dialogues (ICD) Fellowship Program. What? The ICD Fellowship Program, now in its fourth year, is a University-wide partnership, […]

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2/22/20 Encounters: The 2020 Census and Moderator/Facilitator Training

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM – 3:30PM Hartford History Center @ Hartford Public Library  500 Main Street, Hartford, CT RSVP to jeagosto@hplct.org Encounters is a structured-dialogue model that allows participants to come face-to-face and converse about the issues that matter in their community. Encounters dives deeply into these […]

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1/25/20 Encounters: Public Punishment, Race, and Remembrance

Saturday, January 25, 2010, 10am-12pm with lunch to follow Old State House, 800 Main Street, Hartford, CT RSVP to rebecca.taber-conover@cga.ct.gov What does the history of punishment in Connecticut mean for us today? For twenty years, a reproduction stock and pillory have stood on the west side of Connecticut’s Old State House. Without any signage or description, […]

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11/19/2019 Dialogue on Race and Community

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 3:00 pm-5:00 pm Student Union Ballroom, Register here. The entire community is invited on Tuesday, November 19 at 3:00pm in the Student Union Ballroom to continue the discussion of how we grapple with racism on our campus and how we might work together to transform our University to support racial justice. […]

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11/9/2019 Encounters: Afrocosmologies

Saturday, November 9, 2019 10:00 am-12:00 pm with lunch to follow Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 RSVP to faculty@wadsworthatheneum.org What do the visual arts reveal about African-based religions and practices among the diaspora and in the Americas? In turn, how do those religions and practices influence black artists, past and present? What […]

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10/12/2019 Encounters: Public Punishment, Race, and Remembrance

Saturday, October 12, 2019 10:00 am-12:00 pm with lunch to follow Old State House, 800 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 RSVP to rebecca.taber-conover@cga.ct.gov What does the history of punishment in Connecticut mean for us today? For twenty years, a reproduction stock and pillory have stood on the west side of Connecticut’s Old State House. Without […]

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9/21/19 Encounters: Uncovering Black and Indigenous Histories

Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:00 am – 12:00 pm with lunch to follow Hartford History Center, 3rd Floor Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 RSVP to jeagosto@hplct.org Who gets remembered? The Ancient Burying Ground is a state historical treasure whose many headstones commemorate leaders of Connecticut’s colonial past. More than 500 Africans, […]

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