‘Sustained Dialogue’ Defies Stereotypes
Tania Marinos ’14, a Sustained Dialogue Coordinator, explained that the event was organized in response to “conversations about campus culture which found group divisions at the root of many of our problems.” The event attempted to create a space for discussion about the divisions around campus and how stereotypes perpetuate these divisions.
Within half an hour, several strings around Britton Plaza were covered in stickers from students. Marinos commented, “[The strings were] really impactful and definitely gave students who might not have been interested in the event a taste of who we were and what we were doing.”
Marinos added that Sustained Dialogue hoped the stickers would prompt a discussion on the ways students defied their stereotype in a move “toward a less divided campus.” Marinos continued saying, “We will be holding a dialogue on stereotypes and the way that they impact the Dickinson College community within the next week.”