This community was started as an open web discussion for the students at Northern Illinois University who participated in the Dialogue on Race program. But it is open to anyone who wants to talk about race issues that we're facing today, and what can be done to overcome the challenges. Currently it is an open community, but for posterity's sake you have to have an LJ account to join up. But as they are free, this shouldn't be a problem. In the future if it warrents it, the necessity of being a member of LJ can be taken off.