Bridging the Bi-Partisan Divide: A Hands-On Workshop Towards Depolarization

Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Building 66, 160
25 AMES ST, Cambridge, MA 02139

Thursday, January 31, 5:00 - 8:30P, MIT Room  66-160


Both research and personal experience show that polarization is increasing in the United States. This has real implications for all of us.


The great challenge is to encourage people to move from a passive, accepting actors to being catalysts towards a constructive, mediated dialogue model. We think it requires a lot of people working within their communities to address this reality and work to strengthen connectors between and across communities.


This IAP, we invite you to join us for a hands-on workshop on depolarization, where together we will learn and explore:
  • How are our relationships and interactions are changing in the current political environment, online and offline?
  • Are Facebook and Twitter driving us further apart from those with whom we disagree? (includes short presentation)
  • What language and actions can we use to create more civil and egalitarian conversations online and offline?


This is a three-part evening. You can join for all of it or choose the part to join.
5:00 - 6:30: Introduction & Training
6:30 - 7:00: Dinner
7:00 - 8:30: DIY: Apply what you learn to engage your community



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