Engaging Differences: Constructive Conversation in a Diverse World
Are you concerned about the rancor and polarization threatening our democracy? Do you hunger for our public life to be more grounded in understanding and respect? If so, please join us in this session around constructive conversation with those who have a different perspective to find common ground and bridge our differences. Learn how empathy, listening for understanding, and humility can open the door to meaningful connection and overcome divisions.
Cheryl Graeve is Director of National Programs for the National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) at University of Arizona. Cheryl works with communities and partner organizations to strengthen the capacity for civil discourse and help bridge political divides. Cheryl previously served as the Senior Director of Field Support for the LWVUS, providing training and development to build civic capacity, and increase organizational outreach and effectiveness.
Resources from the video:
Having your views challenged is a good thing - Freethink (3:44)
Here are some additional resources:
A link to some good tools from different organizations that we've put on one of our web pages and their tools to help bridge divides, use civil discourse, build trust
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