Our respondents experience in the dialogue field ranged from one to ten years, and their experience in intergroup relations from two and a half to 25, with three claiming 25 years experience in the field.
Tommy Lee Woon and Claire Halverson facilitate dialogues on race in a college setting. David Campt organizes race dialogue from a top-level consulting standpoint (he worked for President Clintons Initiative on Race, and now works with Hope in the Cities and other organizations). Bob Stark facilitates a learning-focused race dialogue with older people. Samuel Bryant has conducted numerous workplace dialogues on race and now leads a city-wide healing effort. Danny Martin runs a U.S.-based organization which runs conflict resolution efforts both in the U.S. and abroad. Ron Chappell has years of experience running race discussion groups in the military and now administers study circles. And James Fails helps run a community group which organizes four dialogues a year.
Sandy Heierbacher approached these eight dialogue proponents (all of whom she was acquainted with in some manner, either through her work with the Center for Living Democracy, her Fellowship with the Corporation for National Service, or her graduate work at the School for International Training) in hopes of getting the perspectives of top-level dialogue administrators and small town dialogue organizers; people familiar with popular dialogue methods and people who have developed their own methods; and dialogue leaders who are well-versed on racial issues in the United States as well as leaders who are more knowledgeable about international and other conflicts. Although she did not obtain as many respondents as originally planned, she feels that these respondents met her goals for diversity of experience in the dialogue field.
I asked my respondents to answer the following questions:
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