It’s no secret that the 2016 Election highlighted great divides in the U.S., whether between family, neighbors, or perfect strangers. In an attempt to build understanding and move forward, two Bay Area friends Justine & Tria decided to go back to the basics of human interaction: they invited neighbors of different political viewpoints to sit down to dinner. The aim was not to debate or change minds, but to listen.
Thirty dinners and a dozen cities later, the two are eager to share their learnings. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll be guided on how to design an environment and activities around dinner that help folks navigate disagreements, humanize one another, and hopefully, find common ground. You'll also hear how to measure impact and keep the conversation going beyond dinner.
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