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About Us

sus•tained (adjective)

  1. maintained at length without interruption or weakening.
  2. (of an electric arc) continuous; "heat transfer to the anode in free burning arcs".
  3. supported from below; kept from falling or sinking.

di•a•logue (noun)

  1. conversation between two or more persons.
  2. the conversation between characters in a novel, drama, etc.
  3. an exchange of ideas or opinions on a particular issue, esp. a political or religious issue, with a view to reaching an amicable agreement or settlement.
  4. a literary work in the form of a conversation: a dialogue of Plato.
  5. to carry on a dialogue; converse.
  6. to discuss areas of disagreement frankly in order to resolve them.


The mission of Sustained Dialogue is to address race and other deep-rooted social divisions, like gender and religion, through meaningful relationships cultivated and supported by ongoing dialogue. Participants meet for weekly dinners in assigned residential colleges in order to discuss such issues with a constant group. Sustained Dialogue at Princeton also hosts study-breaks, social events for participants across groups to get to know each other, as well as a banquet and a barbeque at the end of respective semester.

From when it was you were first aware that you were different, to the privilege that you were able to experience because of your background, to how you take care of your hair and what your standards of beauty and how society influenced your tastes - SD covers it all. And it becomes clear just how much opening up and speaking honestly can transform you.


We talk. We discuss. We keep it going. And we change.

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