Helping Us Have Those “Difficult Conversations”
“We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together, and if we are to live together, we have to talk.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
Advocacy is hard work. Constantly butting up against opposition can wear us out. As an antidote to frustration and burnout, sometimes we just need to sit down and talk to one another. But how do we do that in today’s polarized society?
The Building Bridges program uses the Living Room Conversation model as a way for people from differing perspectives to have meaningful conversations. Rather than seeking to convince one another, we practice listening and engage our authentic curiosity. Good conversations help build relationships and illuminate the places where values align—which is where agreement can grow even if opinions differ.
We encourage you to explore Building Bridges through conversation events and training workshops. Watch this space for upcoming events.