The conversation around race often comes down to people talking about their direct personal experiences. This series connects personal experiences with the institutional racism that is affecting attitudes.

The Dialogue on Race Beyond series is a structured two-hour, 4-week series that is limited to 15 participants.  The sessions are led by trained facilitators.

Open to DOR Advanced Alumni only

  • Session I
    Terms and distinctions used in racial and ethnic inequality
  • Session II 
    Who should decide what color one should be: The Creole Experience.
  • Session III 
    Cracking the Code: The System of Racial Equality.
    Videos – 1 min to 2 min each.
    Person Bias
    Interpersonal Relationships
    Unconscious Bias
  • Session IV
    Cracking the Code: The System of Racial Equality.
    Video – 1 min to 3 min each.
    Internalize Oppression
    Interpersonal Relationships
    A Trip to the Grocery Store



This was a wonderful experience which I felt really brought home the concepts of institutional racism and white privilege. Our group was soon comfortable with each other and able to have an open dialogue on these tough concepts via the guidance of our two wonderful moderators. I strongly recommend this to anyone who wants to understand how racism is having an impact on people of color in the modern world.

- Heather M. 

The Dialogue on Race series has been one of the most significant learning experiences I've ever had the pleasure to be a part of. I highly recommend it to anyone who's seriously interested in having an open and honest dialogue (not debate) on race and who also wants to play their role in dismantling racism in our community. 

- Eric D. 

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