Institute: The Sustained Dialogue Institute helps people to
transform conflictual relationships and design change processes around
the world, and to improve community capacity to engage differences as
strengths while helping people move from dialogue to action.
GVSU - Election
2020: GVSU is a community of learners who share a mission to
“educate students to transform our lives, professions, and society.”
As we seek to fulfill this mission and our commitment to educating
students as active, global citizens, we are all sure to be challenged
by ideas and experiences that are different from our own, and we will
encounter difficult and challenging situations. During the 2020
election season, it is imperative that we maintain an ethic of respect
and care for one another across difference, and that through this
polarized election season, we maintain our deep commitment to our
values of inclusion, equity, and community. The resources shared on
this site are meant to provide education and support to our campus community.
Fast: This campaign aims to empower, educate and inspire everyone
to slow down and take the time to question, analyze, and verify the
news and social media they encounter, and to instill confidence in
fact-based inquiry, civil discussion, and curiosity to become
responsible digital citizens.
Living Room Conversations: Healing divides
starts with conversation, and this website provides a conversational
model developed by dialogue experts to facilitate connection between
people despite their differences. Explore current topics of
conversation and join and upcoming online conversation event to
experience it for yourself.
- Race and Ethnicity: A Special Three-Part Series by Living Room
up for this 3-part webinar, taking place February 14, 21, and 28
from 1:30-3pm to explore the complexities of the concepts of Race,
Ethnicity, and their impacts on people from all walks of life.
National Conversation Project: The National Conversation
Project—an overarching collaborative platform powered by the ~250
organizations in the #ListenFirst Coalition—is designed to reach
farther and impact greater than any one organization by aggregating,
aligning, and amplifying the many conversation efforts already
underway while welcoming more Americans into conversations. National
Conversation Project promotes National Weeks of Conversation,
#ListenFirst Fridays, and any conversation inviting people of
different perspectives to revitalize America together.
Democracy: Everyday Democracy supports organizing across the
country by bringing diverse groups of people together, helping them
structure and facilitate community dialogue on pressing issues, and
training them to use a racial equity lens to understand longstanding
problems and possible solutions.
Civic Dinners: Civic
Dinners help bring people together to have conversations that matter
by transforming dinner tables into forums for positive social change.
By providing a simple framework for conversations that matter, anyone,
anywhere, can use Civic Dinners as a tool for organizing and action.
to Avoid a Food Fight at Thanksgiving: While the holidays are a
time for family gatherings, sharing and giving, they often bring out
tensions and disagreements between friends and loved ones. So the
National Institute for Civil Discourse created these tips to help keep
things civil during the holidays — and the rest of the year.
On Being Civil Conversations Project: The Civil
Conversations Project is an evolving adventure in audio, events,
resources, and initiatives for planting relationship and conversation
around the subjects we fight about intensely — and those we’ve barely
begun to discuss.
Coffee House: Bridging the political divide with coffee, music,
and face-to-face conversation, the purpose of Make Shift Coffee House
is to understand each other's political views, and hang out. Check out
their website to learn more about how you can host a Make Shift Coffee House.