Think of a person you have troubles conversing with or convincing in politics. We gather a small group, and:
We each share a conversation that isn't working for us, that isn't inspiring, and what we wish we could achieve. Does politics ruin your Thanksgiving? Or silence you? Is there someone you want to reach more effectively, or argue less heatedly?
Overview what cognitive science is finding about the differences between liberals and conservatives. And explore how some communications techniques can apply.
Then together explore ways to improve each of our troubled conversations. Some workshop materials will be provided, also each group is free to take their conversation in new directions.
"Talking Politics Across Divides," 1pm-2pm. The festival is on the UC Davis Quad, and the workshop itself is scheduled for the Mee Room on the third floor of the Memorial Union. Come join me at the festival!
Positive Action Brainstorm will be hosting a workshop. They can be found on facebook. There is currently no way to see the event without joining their facebook group; contact me if you'd like more information.