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How Curiosity Can Bridge Dangerous Divides: Mónica Guzmán
In this presidential election year, partisan divides cause political gridlock and distrust. We’re encouraged to believe that we’re right and those on the other side are ignorant, stupid, or evil. But avoiding awkward conversations with those we disagree with is a big reason why America is so bitterly divided.
Journalist, bridge builder, and author Mónica Guzmán is the loving liberal daughter of conservative Mexican immigrant parents. We hear her personal story told with humor and passion of how Mónica set out to understand what divides America. In this episode of “Let’s Find Common Ground,” we discuss practical ways to use our own sense of curiosity to have cross-partisan conversations with colleagues, friends, and family.
Mónica is the author of the book I Never Thought of it That Way. She serves as Senior Fellow for Public Practice at Braver Angels, and hosts the podcast series “A Braver Way.”
Mónica Guzmán is a bridge builder, journalist, and author who lives for great conversations sparked by curious questions.
She’s Senior Fellow for Public Practice at Braver Angels, host of the new podcast “A Braver Way,” and author of The New York Times recommended read I Never Thought of it That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times.
A Mexican immigrant, Latina, and dual US/Mexico citizen, she lives in Seattle with her husband and two kids and is the proud liberal daughter of conservative parents.