The Transition Network

Central Ohio Chapter

Civil Discourse in a Polarized Environment: Our Citizen Imperative

(Posted June 26, 2021)


TTN Central Ohio July Program:  Civil Discourse in a Polarized Environment: Our Citizen Imperative ~ Speaker John P. Schuster

When:  Monday, July 19, 2021, 6‑8pm EDT
Location: Your own home via Zoom Video Conferencing
Contact: Pat Snyder
Email: balancingact57@gmail.com

Are different perspectives on politics and race testing your family and friend relationships?

Do more and more topics seem to be off limits? 

This session will look at how we can weave the fabric of civil political discourse back together.

Our July speaker, John P. Schuster, is a charter member of Greater Columbus Braver Angels, the local branch of the national organization with thousands of hours behind it in weaving the fabric through workshops and one on one conversations. Learn about what you might do better as a citizen. 

One outcome at Braver Angels is this: Participants rarely change their views of issues, but they do consistently change their views of each other, and many find the experience so hopeful and reassuring that they want to continue to meet and work together in the future.

John Schuster teaches leadership coaching at Columbia University. He has an MA in literature and an MA in psychology. He has had his own business for 30 plus years. He is the author of five books.

In 2018, John launched a podcast about aging with intention called Stories for the Ages on NPR. He provides support to retiring professionals and takes his guitar to nursing homes to sing and encourage the elders to keep growing psychologically and spiritually.

He is a grandpa and a gardener. He got interested in depolarizing work in 2016, starting a dialogue group across the political spectrum and has been working with Braver Angels and doing presentations and workshops since 2018.

Join us for this stimulating discussion about how we can all come together in these divided times.

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