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Online Living Room Conversation: Tribalism 101: Next Door Strangers
April 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT
April 28, 2019 @ 4:00 – 5:30 pm ET/ 1:00 – 2:30 pm PT (adjust for your time zone)
Tribalism: the behavior and attitudes that stem from strong loyalty to one’s own tribe or social group. People on the left and right may disagree on many things, but they generally agree that “tribalism” is bad for our politics and our country. Although most people want communities where all people have dignity and respect, respectful interactions are often not what we see modeled in the media and in politics. How do we build strong and unified communities in a divisive time?
Inspired by the podcast Next Door Strangers, this Living Room Conversation begins with a 15-minute podcast: http://www.kuer.org/post/1-tribalism-101-pick-side
Please see the conversation guide for this topic. Some of the questions explored include:
- Name one or more groups you feel at home or strongly identify with (where you find a sense of belonging and/or feel stronger together)
- What generalizations do you make about other groups? How do you evaluate or check the validity of your generalizations, if at all? How important is it to you that your generalizations are accurate?
- Some groups come together based on sharing a common culture, vision, or enemy. What is the
- commonality for your group? What need does your group fulfill in your life?
You will need a device with a webcam to participate (preferably a computer or tablet rather than a cell phone).
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