Same family, different politics? Register now for our webinar!
Get ready to lead happier, healthier conversations with family and friends through this webinar that offers tools for finding common ground on tough political issues. From listening first to seeking outcomes that address shared concerns, these practical strategies teach you how to become a “Common Grounder” and set the tone for more productive discourse and behaviors.
A Common Ground Webinar:
Ten Ways to Heal the Divide (And Talk Politics) This Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 21st, 2019 / 7 PM et
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Hosted by Common Ground Committee in partnership with Living Room Conversations and BridgeUSA, the webinar will give you tools to lead more constructive discussions (even at family gatherings where emotional stakes are high). Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of a collective force to bring light, not heat, to our nation’s civil discourse – starting at your own holiday table.
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.