Join us for a two-day event led by Amanda Ripley and learn how to disagree with grace! You may attend one day or both days, whatever best fits your schedule.
EVENT 1: LECTURE
Thursday, March 14, 2019
from 7:00-9:00 PM
at Belk Chapel, Queens University
Noted journalist and author Amanda Ripley explains how she discovered her own shortcomings in conversations about polarizing issues during this lecture. She believes all Americans can do a better job listening — and being heard. Psychologists, mediators and diplomats find ways to make conflict useful. You can, too. Lecture will be followed by a light reception.
EVENT 2: LUNCHEON AND WORKSHOPS
Friday, March 15, 2019 from 12:00- 4:30 PM
Lunch: Myers Park Baptist Church Workshops: Queens University of Charlotte
Experience for yourself how the principles of conflict mediation can help you talk through polarizing issues in ways that revive curiosity and advance understanding. During lunch, Amanda Ripley will join a panel of local and national experts who have seen these principles at work in politics, journalism, religion and social justice. After, audiences will attend facilitator-led workshops offering practical techniques that participants can take and use immediately, tailored to that group’s role in public life.In the afternoon, workshops will merge and participants will reconvene to discuss their findings.
Please self-identify yourself during registration as to which workshop you wish to attend.
Workshop groups are as follows: Concerned citizens; Civic and business leaders; Public officials; Media professionals; and Students.
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