SCIENCE OF POLARIZATION VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
with One America Movement
Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 5:30 – 7:00 pm CT / 3:30 – 5:00 pm PT

Toxic polarization is a problem in our country, and it affects different communities in different ways. Over the last several years, we’ve seen how America’s divisions are tearing away at the fabric of society and splitting our communities.

Join Hands of Peace and One America Movement as we examine through a neurological and a social science lens the myths that are propagated by toxic polarization and fueling the division in our country. This virtual  workshop session will help you better understand the subtle inner workings of your brain and behavior that influence how you perceive and interact with others— and how they perceive and interact with you.

About the speakers: Sarah Beckerman currently serves as the Senior Director of Programs at One America Movement and has been working at the intersection of democracy, development, and conflict resolution for over ten years. Kevin McIntosh is a community builder who serves as the Michigan Regional Outreach Manager with One America Movement. Outside of work, Kevin Chairs the mayor’s Next Generation Advisory Board for the City of Grand Rapids. 

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INTRODUCTION TO DANGEROUS SPEECH VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
with Dangerous Speech Project
Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 6:00 – 7:00 pm CT / 4:00 – 5:00 pm PT

Leaders around the world use particular kinds of rhetoric to turn groups of people violently against one another. But this rhetoric is, of course, nothing new. The vocabulary varies, but the same themes recur: members of other groups are depicted as threats so serious that violence against them comes to seem acceptable or even necessary. In this workshop, drawing from both historical and contemporary examples, Dr. Cathy Buerger from the Dangerous Speech Project will outline a framework for identifying Dangerous Speech – any form of expression that can increase the risk that its audience will condone or commit violence against members of another group – and discuss productive responses to dangerous and otherwise harmful speech.

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NATIONAL DAY OF DIALOGUE (VIRTUAL)
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023 11:00 am-6:00 pm CT/9:00 am-4:00 pm PT/7:00 pm I-P

The National Day of Dialogue is YOUR opportunity to join a nationwide movement that stands up to division and polarization. Founded by Ideos Institute, the National Day of Dialogue, held each year on January 5th, is supported by national and international organizations working to build trust, connection, and a more empathic future through the transformative power of dialogue. 

Join Hands of Peace for a special Breakout Session dedicated to youth voice in bridge building spaces. Hear alumni from Israel, Palestine, and the United States share their stories of transformation as they applied lessons learned from the Summer Program to their own lives.  

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE VIRTUAL ALUMNI PANEL

Thank your joining us for International Day of Peace Virtual Alumni Panel. Six Hands of Peace Alumni from the 2022 Summer Program joined moderators Emily Kenward, Chicago Site Director, and Melanie Stanek, San Diego Site Director.

COMMUNITY CIRCLES: SAN DIEGO ALUMNI PANEL

Thank you for joining us for Community Circles: San Diego Alumni Panel. Five Hands of Peace Alumni from the 2022 Summer Program joined Melanie Stanek, San Diego Site Director at the Encinitas Community Center for this in-person event.

INTERESTING EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY

For our Hands of Peace community members — “Interesting Events in the Community” is designed to provide diverse stories, opinions and perspectives for you to explore and learn more about.

RECENT COMMUNITY CIRCLE EVENTS 

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2021 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE EVENTS  

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RECENT BOOK CIRCLES

For a recent list of Hands of Peace Book Circles go here.