Monday, October 17, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Community Conversation: Navigating Polarity
Location: Zoom Webinar
These are challenging times. Climate change, war, poverty, surging gun violence, an ongoing pandemic, intractable racism, provider shortages and healthcare disparities make our lives and our work more difficult--but also make our work more important, meaningful and impactful. Recent supreme court decisions are weighing heavily on many caregivers, and our nation’s political polarization makes it more complicated to navigate different belief systems and our roles as patient advocates.
This Community Conversation (Session 2 of 4) will serve as both a listening opportunity and as a place to explore tools and ideas for consideration regarding the creation of a safe space for hearing from those who we disagree with. Speakers will lead us in dialogue about navigating polarizing topics and finding the balance between tolerating difference and potentially providing implicit support to ideas that may be dangerous or leave community members feeling isolated or marginalized.
Julia Minson, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Kevin Hawkins, Commissioner, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service