What is Race Relations Dialogue?


Race Relations Dialogue (RRD) is just a group of diverse people – friends and neighbors from all walks of life and all ethnic and faith groups – who gather monthly to discuss and improve race relations in their area. RRD creates opportunities for open, cordial and courageous conversation for the purposes of reducing or eliminating from American society prejudice, discrimination, intimidating behavior and hostility towards minorities and fostering understanding and appreciation of all people. 

RRD meets to study issues of race and to nurture bonds of interracial friendship and cooperation. Programs include appropriate internet videos and speakers from the community and are aimed at awareness and consciousness raising. Through small and large group discussion participants explore together how to understand and communicate on the subjects of race and race relations. 

RRD is guided by a diverse volunteer Board elected by the members. 

RRD does not practice or tolerate discrimination on the basis of sex, age, race, color, national origin, religion, or disability. 

RRD has no membership requirements and no dues. All are welcome!

I have read a lot of books on the topic of race relations, and from these books I’ve gained a lot of knowledge. But until I sat down in a small group of people from different races with different perspectives where we listened to each other and learned from each other’s stories, there wasn’t real understanding. We don’t always agree, we don’t see things the same way, but we can still be respectful and learn.”

— Stephen Kramar