Tribalism 101: Next Door Strangers —An Online Video Conversation

Steve Fox @stevefox

2900 Kensington Ave - Richmond, VA
4101 Grove Ave

Sun, Apr 28, 2019 at 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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Would you like to participate in a civil conversation on a Sunday before dinner? There's one this Sunday, April 28 from 4:00 to 5:30 PM. It’s free and online. Find the registration link and the Conversation Guide here: https://www.livingroomconversations.org/topics/tribalism-101-next-door-strangers/. 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 is best after hearing a 15-minute podcast: http://www.kuer.org/post/1-tribalism-101-pick-side Some of the questions we'll explore are: ° 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? Eventbrite will send you a link to join the conversation 1 day prior to the conversation as well as one-hour before it. Please check it out. These online civil conversations are a convenient way to participate in the same format that we use in our in-person events here in Richmond.