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Thu 10

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Community, curiosity and empathy in a divided and digital age

Braver Angels

It’s no secret that we live in a divided age: politically, culturally, socially, all.

Many argue that social media, and our digitally mediated interactions, have only made our divisions worse.

What promise might curiosity and empathy hold for remedying the ills of our divided and digital age?

Join this conversation with two experts on curiosity and empathy: Mónica Guzmán of Braver Angels, the largest grassroots organization dedicated to depolarization in America, and Sherry Turkle of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a leading voice about the promise and perils of modern digital communication.

Mónica Guzmán is the author of the just-released book I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times.

Sherry Turkle is the founder of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self and the NYT bestseller Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age—and most recently, The Empathy Diaries, out in paperback March 2022.

This conversation will be moderated by Alexandra Hudson, founder of Civic Renaissance, a newsletter and intellectual community dedicated to reviving beauty, goodness and truth and to healing our divides by the wisdom of the past.

Join us for this free public conversation on March 10th, 2022, at 12pm EST.

All who register will be entered to win copies of both I Never Thought of It That Way and The Empathy Diaries.

Even if you cannot attend live, please do register, as a recording of the event will be sent to all registrants.

We hope to see you there!

This conversation is brought to you by Civic Renaissance in partnership with Braver Angels.