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Peace Building: 90-Minute Conversation w/ Optional 30-Minute Q & A with Hosts!
August 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDTFree
Peace Building in the U.S.
August 29, 2019 @ 7:00 – 9:00 pm ET / 4:00 – 6:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone)
The US has in many ways always been a divided society, but what is causing fierce political, social and ethnic divides in the United States today? Hate crimes and hate groups are increasingly visible, and political leaders are using ethnic identity, socio-economic identity — and an “us v. them” mentality — to create fear and increase polarization. This increase in tribalism and ethnic protection (including Republican vs. Democrat as core identities), reflect core grievances at the heart of what drives violent conflict in many countries all over the world. How did we get here and what are the peacebuilding solutions for a country that has long been considered the world’s most stable democracy?
Here is the conversation guide. Some of the questions explored include:
- How do the “us and them” divisions impact you?
- Who is us and who is them?
- How many friends do you have in other groups?
- What should we expect from our leaders in terms of healing divisions?
You will need a device with a webcam to participate (preferably a computer or tablet rather than a cell phone).
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