Healthier Civil Discourse
So you've learned about morals, bias, and the political spectrum, and you're consuming a more balanced media diet. Now it's time to put your knowledge and skills into practice. Learn how you can navigate healthier, more open conversations below!
Watch this TED Talk on "how to free yourself from your filter bubbles."
Check out how you can open yourself to diverse information sources and speak with people who hold different perspectives than your own.
Watch this TED Talk on "how to lead a conversation between people who disagree."
This talk also introduces the idea of dialogue journalism to TED audiences. [Credit: Eve Pearlman, Spaceship Media and TED]
Read this article on the five principles of better arguments.
These principles enable people to come together and discuss issues more productively. [Credits: Conor Friedensdorf, The Atlantic; Better Arguments Project, Aspen Institute]
Pledge to #ListenFirst.
By listening first with the National Conversation Project and the Listen First Coalition, you'll be updated on opportunities to join national conversations on key issues. [Credits: National Conversation Project, ListenFirst Coalition]
Host or join a conversation with Living Room Conversations.
Living Room Conversations is a grass-roots, "open source" project that focuses on healing divides through respectful, structured conversations. Living Room Conversations can be in-person or online, via video. [Credit: Living Room Conversations]
Attend a workshop hosted by Better Angels.
Better Angels brings "red" and "blue" Americans together in balanced numbers to hash out complex issues through deep, facilitated interaction. Better Angels is building "a working alliance to depolarize America." [Credit: Better Angels]