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“Dinealogue” dinner conversation series: Apply now!

The Husky Leadership Initiative and Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center presents “Dinealogue”, a series to engage small groups of undergraduates in dialogue around salient social issues.

We believe that now, more than ever, we must engage in dialogue with people who have different beliefs in order to broaden our perspectives and generate understanding and empathy.  The Dinealogue series was created for this reason. We invite you to apply to be part of a lively and intimate conversation on current social issues with other UW students.  These staff-facilitated dinners will give you the opportunity to meet and converse with a small group of undergraduate students and cultivate your capacity to talk to one another in an open, honest and respectful way.  These dialogues are funded through Campus Compact’s Fund for Positive Engagement and are inspired by the Living Room Conversations and the Civil Conversations Project .

Each Dinealogue will focus on a specific topic. We do not intend for every participant to be an “expert” on the topic, but instead hope that this topic generates interest and discussion amongst the group. Your staff facilitator may send you some additional resources on the topic prior to the event.

The Winter Quarter Dinealogues is as follows (all Dinealogues will take place on the UW Seattle campus, and dinner will be provided):


Topic:  Opportunity Gap

Date: Tuesday, January 23

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Topic: Gentrification

Date: Thursday, February 8

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Topic: Prison Industrial Complex

Date: Tuesday, February 27

Time: 5-7 p.m.


Interested in participating in one of these Winter quarter Dinealogues? Apply HERE by 12 p.m. on Thursday, January 18.   Due to the nature of these conversations, we ask student participants to commit to the full 2-hour dinner dialogue.  Several other Dinealogues will also be offered in spring quarter.


The Dinealogues are sponsored by the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center and the Husky Leadership Initiative.