Dialogue Toward Change is a private, non-profit (501C3)
organization dedicated to providing research, training and services to
alleviate the potentially destructive repercussions of witnessing defamation.
Our focus includes the psychological effects of not only bearing witness to,
but also indirectly learning about, oppression both subtle and acutely
traumatic. Our efforts are geared to acts that occur in ethnic, community,
work, and family settings.
We provide a structure for persons to recognize the disruptive impact of
vicarious oppression and trauma, and to transform that recognition into an
opportunity to empower themselves and others. By fostering collaborative
dialogue among members of an oppressed group, and between opposing groups, we
assist participants to affirm their own individual and group identities
The Objectives of A Dialogue Toward Change are to:
- promote the healthy psychological
integration of vicarious oppression in order to foster personal empowerment
and social responsibility.
- increase awareness of both the
uniqueness and universality of vicarious oppression in order to assist
disparate people to create bridges of empathy, respect and compassion.