Same family, different politics? Watch our webinar!
In the midst of a pandemic and following a divisive election, this holiday season may seem more fraught than most. Get ready to lead happier, healthier conversations with family and friends who have different political views through this webinar hosted in partnership with Living Room Conversations and BridgeUSA. Learn actionable tips for holding more constructive discussions on tough issues (even at family gatherings where emotional stakes are high). From listening first to addressing shared concerns, you’ll get practical strategies to become a “Common Grounder” and help bring light, not heat, to our nation’s civil discourse – starting at your own kitchen table.
A Common Ground Webinar:
Ten Ways to Heal the Divide (And Talk Politics)
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About the Speakers
Joan Blades is a co-founder of Living Room Conversations, an open source effort to rebuild respectful discourse across ideological, cultural and party lines while embracing our shared values. Joan is also a co-founder of MomsRising.org and MoveOn.org. A mediator (attorney) by training and inclination, she is a nature lover, artist, and true believer in the power of citizens and our need to rebuild respectful civil discourse while embracing our core shared values. Joan lives in the California bay area.
Manu Meel is a sophomore studying political science at UC Berkeley. After the 2016 election, he co-founded BridgeUSA at Berkeley with the aim of alleviating polarization by bridging the partisan divide. Manu is currently working with the Chancellor’s office to facilitate free speech year and is leading the campus wide effort to unite the student body. In addition to his involvement in domestic politics, Manu is helping redefine counter insurgency policies at the Department of State in an effort to affect international politics.