Wednesday, June 7th @ 3:15pm-4:15pm – Building Bridges Across Social Divides: Setting the Stage for Courageous Dialogues—Andrea Korens & Jennie Barron

How can we navigate divisive topics in the classroom, without avoiding them altogether? How can we discuss different viewpoints openly, yet with sensitivity and skill?   The Courageous Dialogues research team will demystify the dynamic of polarization as we understand it so far, and will offer five promising practices toward bridging divide.

Jennie Barron is the Chair of the Mir Centre for Peace (Selkirk College), and the Courageous Dialogues project director.  Andrea Korens is a Program Coordinator at Vancouver Community College, and a Courageous Dialogues research team member.  

Andrea Korens & Jennie Barron