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Thu 1

February 1

How Curiosity Can Bridge Dangerous Divides

Common Ground Committee

Location: Online


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.”