The University of Kentucky Ethnic Dialogues are a voluntary discussion among a group of ten or more individuals who are ethnically different who meet once a week for five successive weeks during the fall or spring semester. Dialogues are scheduled in October and February. Dialogues can be scheduled at different times and locations on request.
Their purpose is to provide a forum to talk about "race" and racism in an honest and probing way, to explore alternative viewpoints, to foster respect and understanding and to help individuals gain skill in communicating and working more effectively across social and ethnic boundaries. Students, faculty, staff and community members who want to hear and express concerns about real issues, to grapple with the many sides of public problems and who want to begin finding common ground to build an even better vision of America in the 21st century.