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How Dialogue Can (Re)-Shape Understandings of Identity and Difference

  • University Presbyterian Church 300 Bushnell Avenue San Antonio, TX, 78212 United States (map)

Date: Thursday. Jan. 26
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Tuition: $15
Enrollment: 12 min. / 30 max.
Register By: Jan. 19

Learn how the power of communication, in particular interpersonal dialogue, can be structured to promote openness and intercultural understanding. Participants will be introduced to concepts about social identity, stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, together with the cultural ideologies that feed them. Dr. DeTurk will illustrate how socializing institutions can make a difference. The class begins with an interactive lecture. Then Dr. DeTurk will guide participants through the process of structured intergroup dialogue on a topic related to social diversity. She will conclude by debriefing the group on their experience.

Sara DeTurk, Ph.D., is an associate professor of communication at UTSA. Her areas of specialization include intercultural communication, intergroup dialogue and ideologies about identity and difference. She holds a Ph.D. in communication. Before coming to UTSA, she worked in career development, community development, and training in Massachusetts, Tunisia, Cameroon, and Benin.