David Moore Jr. ’22 graduated in May having experienced “this overwhelming sense of community” at Cornell as an Intergroup Dialogue Project facilitator.
“I love the fact that I can bring my whole self” to the work, he said in an interview about his three years participating in the initiative, which offers peer-facilitated sessions addressing topics of identity and communication while providing skills to engage in productive conflict and create new shared meanings.
Moore said he also realized through IDP how privilege can be used to further equity, question the status quo and challenge others to realize the impact of their words.
IDP is foundational to the new ILR Workplace Inclusion and Diversity Education program. As one of its first major projects, ILR WIDE, as it is known, will select eight undergraduates for a year-long experiential learning opportunity in workplace diversity and inclusion.
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Mary Catt is the ILR School’s director of communications.