The Kirwan Institute is pleased to recognize the official launch of Intergroup Resources on September 23, 2012. Intergroup Resources is an online resource center that seeks to strengthen intergroup relations for social justice by sharing materials, tools, and lessons learned from organizers around the United States. With support from the Kirwan Institute, the Intergroup Resources research team sought to identify and analyze the programs and materials groups have used to engage communities of color in critical analysis of globalization, immigration, race, and power with the goal of finding “common ground” and intentionally building relationships across differences of race, ethnicity, and nationality.
Intergroup Resources features summaries of more than 75 political education materials and programs for intergroup relationship-building from around the country, with links to 20 publicly-available intergroup relations curricula and dialogue guides. The site also shares reflections from over 75 activists, organizers, and educators on the challenges they have encountered in intergroup relations work and the lessons they have learned along the way. It also highlights some of the most promising pedagogical innovations and experimentations that have worked for others, such as historical timelines, cultural exchange experiences, and storytelling.
The research that produced Intergroup Resources was funded and carried out by the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, which works to create a just and inclusive society where all people and communities have opportunity to succeed