Bridging Divides

Has the quality of our political discourse gotten so bad that it threatens our democracy and ability to solve problems in our nation and communities? The National Week of Conversation is an opportunity for people with different political views to listen to each other and talk about the state of the country, what we can do to help create a more positive tone and how we can bridge the divides that make it harder to solve our most pressing problems. 

Also see the conversation guides and resources specifically designed for schools, libraries, and faith communities.

Conversation Guides

Some of our organizing partners have prepared background materials on this topic.
If you want to explore further reading, check them out below.

Reaching Across the Divide
Essential Partners discussion guide

Talking Politics
United or Divided
Living Room Conversations guides

Bridging the Political Divide
NICD One-on-One Discussion Guide

How Should We Get American Politics Back on Track?
National Issues Forums discussion guide

Background on Topic

Some of our organizing partners have prepared background materials on this topic.
If you want to explore further reading, check them out below.

Free yourself from your filter bubbles
TED Talk by Co-founders of Living Room Conversations and AllSides

Latest news on Polarization and Media Bias
AllSides.com

How Polarization can be understood in different ways across the political spectrum
Balanced Dictionary by AllSides and Red Blue Dictionary

Also check out these examples of people bridging divides:

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