Dialogue Starter Resources

Here are some resources for generating dialogue topics related to current social issues.

Online Resources 

MTV Decoded 

MTV Decoded is a weekly series now on MTV where the fearless Franchesca Ramsey tackles race, pop culture, and other uncomfortable things, in funny and thought-provoking ways. Half sketch comedy, half vlog. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnvZ3PbKApGM-hHuQ9lNc5oSKsusjn0Z6

These videos focus on difficult topics related to race that can lead to challenging interactions if not explored more deeply.

MUNDO is a student organization and academic initiative within Residence Life designed to help Ohio State students be able to make connections through service, level UP! their knowledge through learning, and spark change through leadership.

Anti-Bias/Anti-Racism and Social Change Resources

Save the Children 

Every child deserves a Future. In the U.S. and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We do whatever it takes to save children, transforming their lives and the future we share. https://www.savethechildren.org/us/about-us

This video is a great way to talk about what motivates individuals to seek asylum in other countries and the impact that this process can have on their lived experiences.


The Try Guys*

The Try Guys is a comedy series featuring multi-hyphenate personalities Ned Fulmer, Keith Habersberger, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene Lee Yang, who write, produce, direct, shoot and act in each episode https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Try_Guys

These videos focus on challenges and opportunities related to racial, ethnic and gender images in society.

*Note: These videos contain strong language