Sustained Dialogue (SD at SU) is a part of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network, whose mission it is to develop everyday leaders who engage differences as strengths to improve campuses, workplaces and communities. The overall vision is for a world in which all people have the tools to create the communities they dream of so people of all identities can thrive. Here at SU, the organization hopes to excite and nurture a concern for issues on a local, national and international scale through engaging dialogues that may transform relationships, and in turn, bring promising change to our campus.
“Dialogue, as opposed to debate, allows for individuals to reflect on their experiences—rather than pontificate from a purely academic position. In exchanging experience, we are able to further understand those around us; through sharing experience, we are released, freed to sympathize and possibly empathize. Dialogue is a reconciliatory, peaceful—a truly marvelous device that has the power to transform our world, country, neighborhood and even this very campus.”
— Tom Natalini '15
Political science and Religion | Norristown, Pa.