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Thu 22

July 22, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT


Promising Practices Webinar: Bridging Differences to Thrive Together

Civic Genius

Location: Online

Attendees will learn about the Thriving Together approach, the core elements of effective dialogues, and practice dialogue in small groups.

Written in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and during increased calls for racial justice, Thriving Together: A Springboard for Equitable Recovery and Resilience in Communities Across America drew on the contributions of more than 100 leaders and nonprofits. Edited by Community Initiatives Network and ReThink Health, the document presents a unifying framework for action that describes what it will take to transform our inequitable systems–and captures our shared values and commitment to equitable well-being.

Intentionally engaging across differences through dialogue strengthens our sense of belonging and connection by building relationships and making visible what we have in common. Living Room Conversations practices dialogue to move toward a world where people who have different opinions and backgrounds work together, respect each other, and are able to inform and influence the policies and systems that shape our lives.

Combining the Thriving Together with the practice of dialogue provides a strong foundation for reimagining our civic, economic, and social, emotional, and spiritual lives. As we bridge across differences to envision our futures together, we create a common language, find shared values, and move toward our measurable outcome: thriving people and places, no exceptions.