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Thu 28

April 28, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

Constructive Conversation Across Political Differe

Location: Online

Interactive workshop on Zoom

Political differences can damage relationships—but it doesn’t have to be this way. How do we maintain or rebuild respect with family, friends, and colleagues who hold very different views from ours?

Join this interactive workshop to learn useful models for engaging in difficult conversations. In a safe space, we’ll go over a variety of scenarios and practice effective skills for these encounters. Topics will include why rapport might be broken and how to build it back up, how to defuse tension and change the tone, and how to identify and avoid trigger words.

We’ll also talk about moral foundations and how they can differ between political parties, and learn about groups that are working to repair relationships across the political divide.

This event is open to everyone and all are welcome.  Led by Christopher Ellinger, Executive Director of True Story, Inc., as part of the National Week of Conversation

​In addition to the workshop above, please check out this True Story Theater interactive, improvisational theater performance:  Reaching Across Ideological Differences: Why Try and What You Might Gain

Saturday, April 30, 5:00-6:30 PM EDT
Description and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reaching-across-ideological-differences-why-try-and-what-you-might-gain-tickets-302080058587

Both events are part of America Talks and the National Week of Conversation.